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Mountain View’s Heath McInerney Named Idaho Assistant Principal of the Year

Heath McInerney December 5, 2017 – Mountain View High School Assistant Principal Heath McInerney is Idaho’s Assistant Principal of the Year, an honor awarded by the Idaho Association of Secondary School Principals. This accolade recognizes McInerney for demonstrating excellent collaborative leadership in curriculum, instruction and assessment, and personalization.


“I was truly surprised and humbled to receive such an award,” McInerney said. “Knowing that students, teachers and parents felt I deserved this award, and then conveyed that to the state governing committee, was genuinely one of the greatest honors I have received during my 24 years in education. There are many amazing administrators in our state, and I feel blessed and honored to represent Idaho on the national level.”


Mountain View High School Principal Cliff Rice shared of McInerney, “He is the very essence of working for kids. He does an amazing job serving our teachers, but his strength as a vice principal is building rapport with students and relating to them at their level.”


McInerney credits his educational peers with teaching him servant leadership and using the everyday successes of students and staff as his inspiration. “I learned from them how to be an effective leader through service, to give teachers autonomy to teach and motivating kids through relationship building.”


The National Association of Secondary School Principals announces the National Assistant Principal of the Year during National Assistant Principals Week, April 9-13, 2018.


“This award sends a clear message to our staff, students and community that we have a highly regarded administrator serving students and staff at this school and in our greater school district,” Rice boasted. “It is a reflection of the training and preparation provided by our district leadership as well.”