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Coventry High School's Hobin goes to Washington

October 10, 2013

Coventry High School Principal Michael Hobin—the 2013 R.I. Principal of the Year—and Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) pose for a picture during Hobin's September trip to Washington D.C., where he was recognized along with other Principals of the Year. Submitted Photo.

COVENTRY— After being recognized in April as Rhode Island High School Principal of the Year, Coventry High School Principal Michael Hobin was given the opportunity to travel to Washington D.C. and attend an awards gala at the end of September.

Because he was designated the state winner for Principal of the Year, Hobin was entered into the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) National Principal of the Year Program.

He traveled down to Washington D.C. for a three day Principals Institute and Awards Gala from Sept. 18-21.

During his visit to Washington D.C., Hobin was able to meet Rhode Island congressmen to discuss educational legislation and how it may affect schools throughout the state.

In addition, he partook in a round table conversation with representatives from the Department of Education and was able to exchange ideas and advice with principals from around the country.

“NASSP is honored to recognize the outstanding work of Michael Hobin,” said JoAnn Bartoletti, NASSP executive director. “The Principals Institute was a wonderful chance for us to thank these outstanding educators while giving them the opportunity to speak with their elected officials, grow professionally and learn from and inspire one another.”

Hobin explained that getting the chance to travel to D.C. to interact with other principals and members of Congress was “unbelievably helpful.”

Hobin was celebrated as the state’s Principal of the Year and thanked at a ceremony in April by his peers, faculty, staff, family and students for doing an incredible job at the high school.

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