Hayfield School Principal Honored
From today's Metro section:
Bill Oehrlein, principal of Hayfield Secondary School in Fairfax County, has been named an outstanding principal of the year by the Virginia Association of Secondary School Principals.
Oehrlein, 44, became principal of the combined middle-high school in 2004 after two years as principal of Irving Middle School.
The association, which honored Oehrlein in a middle school category, cited him for smoothly leading a sharp reduction in Hayfield's enrollment when a new high school opened in the area.
He was also praised for careful attention to improving instruction for struggling students and his support for foreign language courses, including reading the Pledge of Allegiance over the public address system in Spanish and German.
-- Jay Mathews