After earning statewide recognition as the 2014 Connecticut Middle School Assistant Principal of the Year, Western Middle School Assistant Principal Albert Sackey got more props at Thursday’s Board of Education meeting at Greenwich High School. This time, they came from his boss, Western Principal Gordon Beinstein.
Here’s what Beinstein told the board:
“I have not known Mr. Sackey long. I inherited him just this year as I became principal at Western.
“It was very clear to me early on that I have not asked for a more capable person to assist me in running a school. An organized, hard-working, committed visionary, Al has defined assistant principal duties as being an educational leader who plays an influential role in all phases of the school.
“He manages students beautifully, he supervises and evaluates staff expertly, he oversees special education collaboratively, and he carries out management tasks with a keen sense of organizational detail.
“That was some of what I wrote when I wrote Al’s reference for this award. And while it’s all true, it doesn’t tell you who Al truly is. When you work with someone side-by-side, day-by-day, you learn about the man.
“Al is first and foremost a gentleman. Al cares deeply about the kids, where they come from. Al sees it as his mission to develop the whole child. He understands the importance of home and family and develops true, meaningful partnerships. He is a reliable professional, and for me, most importantly, I’m proud to call him a friend.”