U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar met with Dr. John Bezek, former principal of Tartan High School in Oakdale, to congratulate him for winning the 2012 Minnesota High School Principal of the Year award.
“If we are going to remain competitive in a global economy, then we must continue to provide our students with a competitive, world-class education,” Klobuchar said. “John’s passion and dedication to his students make him an excellent choice for this award and we are proud to have him represent Minnesota.”
The Minnesota Association of Secondary School Principals, the professional educational association of over 1,310 active and retired secondary school administrators, awards the title of Principal of the Year to one high school and one middle level principal each year for a variety of criteria, including test scores, individual leadership and community engagement. The recipient is then eligible to receive the National Principal of the Year award.
Bezek spent more than nine years as principal of Tartan High School. Earlier this year, he accepted a position as assistant superintendent of Shakopee Public Schools and began his new job in July.