Mitch Springer was nominated by an anonymous colleague.
Mr. Springer is considered "an agent of change" in the educational world. He was able to transform two lower-performing schools into premier learning environments that became recognized as top-performing Title I Reward Schools. These schools are recognized as the top 5% of Title I schools making progress in the state of Georgia. He connects with his staff, students and parents by building relationships that last beyond the school walls. His approach to instruction is to capture each student's heart before capturing their minds.
"At Villa Rica Middle School, we are blessed to have a principal that led us through one of the most difficult times in education, COVID-19," said his nominator. "He took the staff, students and parents social emotional wellness into account. Principal Mitch Springer is the type of leader who everyone deserves."