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William (Bill) McLaughlin Selected by TASSP as Region 10 Outstanding Principal of the Year

August 17, 2016

Bill McLaughlin, former Principal of Shepton High School and current Director of Employee Recruitment and Retention has been selected to represent the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals (TASSP) as Region 10 Outstanding Principal of the Year. TASSP recognizes outstanding principals and assistant principals from the twenty region Education Service Centers in the state. Honored school administrators are nominated and chosen by their peers based on exemplary performance and outstanding leadership. Bill’s recommendations were glowing:

Susan Modisette Assistant Superintendent for Campus Services in Plano ISD said in her letter of recommendation,

“His superior talent to lead through building relationships with students, staff and parents was immediately recognized…Bill’s leadership skills were incredibly balanced: he had the natural ability to lead a team of teachers and also a gift for understanding how to positively impact student learning. The underlying foundation was Bill’s deep understanding of how children learn and also his understanding of how important relationship building is to any situation.”

Kristin Rosi, Pre AP World Geography Team Leader at Shepton, has this to say about Bill,

“As a teacher, I have witnessed him build positive relationships with students and teachers, fight for productive professional development for staff and create new initiatives to improve our school culture…He consistently works to build positive relationships with the student body by supporting them both in the classroom and at games or extra-curricular events…Just as he supports his students, Mr McLaughlin also encourages his teachers, constantly challenging us to further our professional development and asking for our feedback on what we need to keep our instruction current and up-to-date."

And Shepton parents, Shaquille and Shahnaz Ahsan, expressed their appreciation,

“Mr. McLaughin is beyond outstanding in his commitment to his students and his school, always showing tremendous leadership…I strongly believe that he is always holding himself to the highest level of accountability in his job…Mr. McLaughlin has many gifts that he shares with his students which will enable them to maximize their potential, as well as always maintaining a contagious positive attitude which permeates the staff.”


photo of Bill McLaughlin

Bill McLaughlin Region 10 Outstanding Principal of the Year

Bill McLaughlin, who has nine years of experience as a principal, was the Shepton principal from 2013 to 2016 and is currently the Director of Employee Recruitment and Retention in the Plano ISD Human Resources Department. He attended The University of Kansas and earned a Bachelor of Science in Education degree. He later attended The University of North Texas and was awarded a Masters of Education in Educational Administration.

All of the regional winners will be recognized during the Josten’s Night of the Stars Awards Dinner on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at the Hilton Austin Downtown Hotel. Each will be presented with an award and recognized in a commemorative book entitled Texas Principals, Texas Heroes. If you would like to email your congratulations to Bill McLaughlin on his well-deserved award please click the link at the right.








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