Lupone named state's assistant principal of year
Bloomfield Hills High School (BHHS)has a lot to crow about – Jessica Lupone, associate principal of BHHS, has been named Michigan’s 2024 Assistant Principal of the Year by the Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals and the Michigan Association of Student Councils and Honor Societies.
Lupone has spent all 23 years of her career in education at Bloomfield Hills Schools, from a teacher to a student leadership adviser to her current role as a building leader since 2019.
"We are so proud of Jessica and she is so deserving of this recognition. Jessica is admired and loved by everyone she comes in contact with, and known as an outstanding leader who can get things done,” said Randy Liepa, Bloomfield Hills Schools Interim Superintendent. “We are so happy she is receiving this acknowledgement as she represents the many fine and caring administrators in our district."
Lupone was nominated by a previous co-student adviser, along with her student advisory groups, and received numerous support from superiors, coworkers and the community.
Throughout Lupone’s nomination she is described as a friend, mentor, loving caretaker, charismatic personality, champion for excellence, having a meticulous work ethic and great attention to detail, the Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals said.
To be eligible for this prestigious award, an individual must show work to progress student activity groups, school leaders and their building culture.
"She constantly goes out of her way to accommodate student endeavors, fostering an inspiring, inclusive and positive environment. Her positive attitude gives every student the confidence to take risks in new situations, which in the end, makes our school community a better place," said Michael Dillon, 2022-23 Student Director of Equity and Inclusion for the association.
Lupone will represent Michigan as the state’s nominee for the National Association of Secondary School Principals Assistant Principal of the Year competition, which will be awarded in April during Trailblazing Leadership Weekend at the 2024 State APOY Celebration in Washington, D.C.
“Lupone has dedicated her career to serving the Bloomfield Hills community as a high school teacher, instructional coach, leadership advisor, and associate principal,” explained Dan Hartley, BHHS principal. “She works tirelessly to build strong relationships with students, staff and families in order to make our school the best it can be. She is an instructional leader, problem solver, and fierce advocate for our students and school community.”