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Hidden Lake Assistant Principal Receives Top Honor

Dr. Jimmy Chism, Assistant Principal at Hidden Lake High School, has been awarded the 2023 Secondary School Assistant Principal of the Year for Colorado. The accolade, given by the Colorado Association of School Executives (CASE), is a highly competitive honor. Dr. Chism will be recognized this spring at the 2023 CASE Awards Reception. He will also represent Colorado at the NASSP National Principals Conference this summer and be eligible for the National Secondary School Principal of the Year award.

Dr. Chism has always gravitated toward working with vulnerable communities. In Arizona, Dr. Chism taught on a Native American reservation. When he moved to Colorado, he started his career in Westminster Public Schools as an Assistant Principal at Westminster High School, where he worked closely with Special Education students. He is now in his third year as Assistant Principal at Hidden Lake, the district’s alternative high school.

Watch the video above to learn more about Dr. Chism and his award-winning approach to education.