Principal of Monroe High named HS principal of the year

A Union County Public Schools administrator has been selected as the High School Principal of the Year by the N.C. Principals and Assistant Principals Association.

Brad Breedlove, principal at Monroe High, was named by the NCPAPA, in conjunction with the National Association of Secondary School Principals, earlier this week.

Breedlove credited the work of staff and students, adding that he is lucky to lead the school and honored by the award. “This recognition is a reflection on them and the hard work they have put in all school year,” he said in a media release.

When Breedlove was named MHS principal in 2012, the school had a 73.7 percent graduation rate. Over the next year, the rate increased to 84.4 percent, but Breedlove said he isn’t satisfied with the increase.

“We did a lot of work that first year. We’re still plugging away We always want to push the envelope to find ways for student to meet that goal for graduation.”

For six years, Breedlove was a social studies teacher and coach at Sun Valley High in Indian trail before becoming the assistant principal at MHS in 2005. In 2007, he was named principal at Weddington High School, where he stayed for five years before returning to MHS as principal.

In October 2013, Breedlove was named the 2013-14 Union County Public Schools Principal of the Year. In January, Breedlove was also selected as the 2014 Wells Fargo Southwest Regional Principal of the Year.

The NCPAPA has also nominated Breedlove as the National High School Principal of the Year.