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Moran congratulates Tom Albers as assistant principal of year

4/12/2013

Special to The Hays Daily News

WASHINGTON -- This week, U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., met with Tom Albers, Hays High School assistant principal, to congratulate him on being selected as the 2013 Kansas High School Assistant Principal of the Year.

Albers was selected for the award by his peers, which is presented annually by the Kansas Association for Secondary School Principals.

"In order to be successful, our schools need committed, positive leaders, and I commend Tom for his dedication to helping Kansas students reach their full potentials in the classroom and beyond," Moran said. "I also know firsthand how deserving Tom is of this award because my two daughters attended Hays High School during his tenure."

Since 2002, Albers has served as Hays High School assistant principal. Previously, he served as assistant principal at Pittsburg High School, and before that as a mathematics instructor at Pratt High School and Liberty Middle School in Pratt. During his time at Pratt High School, he also coached football and basketball.

Albers earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Fort Hays State University in 1988 and a master's degree in education administration from FHSU in 1998. Albers and his wife, Tina, have five children: MacKenzie, an FHSU freshman; Kord, a Hays High School junior; Ady, a Hays Middle School sixth-grader; Brenlynn, a first-grader; and Brogan, age 4.

Albers was in Washington this week for the National Assistant Principals Week hosted by the National Association of Secondary School Principals.