Senator Collins Welcomes Boothbay Region High School Principal, Maine’s 2017 Principal of the Year, to Washington, D.C.

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Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Susan Collins met with Daniel Welch, the principal of Boothbay Region High School, in her Washington, D.C., office. Mr. Welch is the recipient of the 2017 Maine Principal Association’s (MPA) Principal of the Year Award.

“Innovation, creativity, and devotion to students and teachers are the hallmarks of strong and effective leadership in our education system,” said Senator Collins. “Dan’s work at Boothbay Region High School clearly reflects these attributes, and I am proud to congratulate him on this outstanding achievement.”

MPA honored Mr. Welch with the Principal of the Year Award for his efforts in creating a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) curriculum tailored to meet students’ needs and prepare them for success.
Mr. Welch has been the principal of Boothbay Region High School since 2009. He is also the president of the MPA’s Board of Directors, making him the youngest MPA president in history.

Senator Collins has a strong record of supporting education at all levels. During her time in the U.S. Senate, Senator Collins has visited more than 200 Maine elementary and secondary school.