June 07, 2020
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MASL names School Administrator of the Year

Community Author: Debbie Gahm, Public Outreach Chair, MASL
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Debbie Gahm | BDN
Debbie Gahm | BDN

The Maine Association of School Libraries is pleased to announce that Kelli Crosby, Principal of the Benjamin Wentworth School in Scarborough, has been chosen to receive its Administrator of the Year Award. This award is given to school administrators in Maine who exhibit exceptional support of the school library program.

Kelli epitomizes the description of a very supportive school administrator for school library programs. Her classroom experience, technology knowledge, professional drive and energy are remarkable. She makes a point of being on top of changes in the school library program with particular attention and knowledge of 21st Century skills. She is the rare school administrator who truly “walks the walk” for the school library media program. She should be a presenter at a National School Principals Association conference.  “Maine — the Way School Libraries Should Be”!

​Kelli was nominated by Librarian Barbara Merritt, who is retiring at the end of the current school year. She was presented with a Lifetime Membership in MASL to commemorate her dedication to the school library programs in Maine and to commemorate her activity in MASL.
Both awards were presented by MASL past-President Peggy Becksvoort and MASL Public Outreach Chair Debbie Gahm.
Both Kelli and Barbara will be honored at the MASL Spring Syposium on Saturday, May 5, at Hermon High School. Please join us to recognize them.​