GC alumna named KSCA Principal of the Year
Submitted on August 26, 2021
Each day of school presents challenges for students – academically, socially, emotionally and behaviorally. One Georgetown College alumna is being recognized and honored for striving to meet those needs for students.
Amy Treece M.Ed. '14, principal of Campbellsburg Elementary School (CES), was recently named the Principal of the Year by the Kentucky School Counselor Association and will be honored at the KSCA Awards Dinner during their annual conference in September.
Treece graduated from Georgetown College’s graduate education program with a literacy specialty. The College’s program is focused on providing educators and teacher-leaders with the tools they need to serve students today and in the future. The education department is coming off a perfect accreditation review by CAEP.
Rebekah Murphy, the school counselor for CES, nominated Treece and was “ecstatic” when she heard she won the honor.
“She does so much to emphasize and promote social and emotional learning at CES,” Murphy said. “It drives Ms. Treece's leadership decisions and efforts. She models what it looks like to place emotional needs first because she understands that many students need their emotional needs met before academic needs can be their focus.”
Treece pointed to her team at CES for concentrating efforts on social and emotional learning.
“We have put such an emphasis on the social emotional needs of students at CES,” Treece said. “I am so thankful for a school team that sees the value in educating the whole child. This has definitely been a priority for us.”
That Treece would choose to credit her team for this honor is indicative of her leadership style, according to Assistant Superintendent Chelsey Tingle.
”Based on my experience, Ms. Treece's single greatest contribution to Henry County Public Schools is her capacity to elevate the academic rigor and culture of whatever she finds herself a part of,” Tingle said. “Furthermore, Amy is equal parts brilliant and humble. She has a great heart, a deep capacity to welcome families and staff into her school with respect and build rapport. Her grit and growth mindset are worth noting and invariably on display day in and day out.
“Ms. Treece surpasses the expectations of what it means to be the educational leader in her building and is so deserving of this award,” Tingle added.
Treece said she has always had a true love of educating children, and that she is honored to have served the families of HCPS for nearly 24 years now. She’s worked as a Family Resource and Youth Services Center assistant, classroom teacher at multiple levels, instructional specialist with the Kentucky Department of Education and Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative, instructional coach with HCPS, and now as principal of CES.
“I must say that I am so thankful for my team at CES as we have worked together to do what it takes to meet the needs of our students in ALL areas,” Treece said. “I am so thankful and honored to be a part of an amazing team of educators at HCPS. Throughout my career I have had the opportunity to work with educators around the state and across the nation. I'm honored and humbled to be a part of this team, and I can say without a doubt that there is no other place I would rather be.”