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October 9, 2013
CONTACT: K.E. Schwab

SRU graduate, now school principal, earns award

Skyles Calhoun, a 1979 Slippery Rock University elementary education and secondary education graduate and now principal of Woodbridge Middle School in Prince William County, Va., has been credited with leading his school to its designation as a “School to Watch” by the Association of Middle Level Educators.

The award was presented at the annual Schools to Watch Conference, and then later celebrated during a daylong program at the school.

The school has also been recognized by the National Association of Secondary School Principals as a “Breakthrough School,” one of only 10 schools nationwide to receive the honor.

Woodbridge Middle School and Calhoun’s leadership has been featured in Principal Leadership magazine and on CNN for its Same Gender Program, initiated by Calhoun.

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