Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Susan Collins welcomed Joshua Ottow, Assistant Principal of Yarmouth High School (YHS), to Washington today after recently being named Maine’s 2015 Assistant Principal of the Year.
“Strong leadership in our educational system is crucial to the success of our students in Maine and across the country. I am proud to congratulate Yarmouth High School’s Joshau Ottow for his outstanding leadership and hard work on behalf of the students in his school,” said Senator Collins.
The Maine Principal’s Association granted Ottow this award based on “his accomplishments as a collaborative educational leader, as a role model in the development of positive school culture, student-centered policies and programs, and as a tireless advocate for assistant principals.”
Ottow has been the Assistant Principal at YHS since 2011. He has also served as the Assistant Principal at Mt. Ararat High School in Topsham, Maine. Prior to his work in high school administration, Ottow taught history at Mt. Ararat. Ottow is currently working toward his doctoral degree in education at the University of Maine.
Senator Collins has a strong record of supporting education at all levels, including improving our public school system for kindergarten through 12th grade. During her time in the U.S. Senate, Senator Collins has made nearly 200 Maine elementary and secondary school visits.