GFSD does it again!Bianchini receives Distinguished
In 2005, Debra Howell was the regional teacher of the year, Superintendent Joel Thaut was the recipient of the 2006 Robert J. Handy Most Effective Administrator Award, Andrea Peterson is the 2007 teacher of the year, and now Assistant Principal David Bianchini is awarded with an honor.
Middle school principals and assistant principals in the Snohomish and Island County regions have selected Granite Falls Middle School Assistant Principal Dave Bianchini as their regional Distinguished Assistant Principal for 2006. Bianchini is one of 15 candidates for the state’s Distinguished Assistant Principal Award.
The winner of the state award will serve as the nominee for National Distinguished Assistant Principals Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).
Bianchini has been assistant principal at Granite Falls Middle School for four years. Prior to coming to the Granite Falls School District, Dave taught elementary and middle school physical education in the Edmonds School District for 14 years.
He received his teaching and administrative certificates from Seattle Pacific University and also has a master degree in guidance counseling from City University.
Granite Falls Superintendent Joel Thaut said that parents, teachers and administrative colleagues use words such as integrity, respectful, fair, positive and professional when describing Dave. “Dave exhibits all that is good with public education. He is a remarkable role model for our students and our teaching staff.”
The Association of Washington School Principals (AWSP) will formally honor Bianchini and the 15 other regional Distinguished Assistant Principal candidates from across the state at its K-12 Conference in Vancouver next October.