Mark Rash, Assistant Principal of Angie Grant Elementary School in the Benton School District, was recently named the 2018 Arkansas Association of Elementary School Principals (AAESP) Assistant Principal of the Year. Mike Mertens, AAEA Assistant Executive Director, presented Mr. Rash with the award at his school on December 11.
This award is given each year to an Arkansas elementary level assistant principal who has succeeded in providing high-quality learning opportunities for students and has been acknowledged by peers for exemplary contribution to the profession.
Mr. Rash has five (5) years of experience as an assistant principal and 17 years of experience as a principal. He spent seven (7) years teaching prior to going into administration. Mark is involved in several professional organizations and community activities.
Mr. Rash is dedicated to the education of Arkansas students and very deserving of this award as is evident in the following statement from Angie Grant Elementary School Principal, Lori Bacon: "Mark is a hard-working person who devotes himself fully to any task he undertakes. He has a high level of honesty and integrity and always follows the 'do right' rule in his personal conduct. He sets a good example for everyone he comes in contact with."