St. Georges Technical High School Principal Shanta Reynolds was selected as Delaware’s Secondary School Principal of the Year by the Delaware Association of School Principals, the New Castle County Vocational Technical School District announced June 10.
Reynolds will represent Delaware in this year’s National Principal of the Year awards program and will participate in the national Principal’s Institute held each year in Washington, D.C.
Reynolds has been principal of St. Georges since 2012, where he previously served as an assistant principal. He began his education career as a social studies teacher at Delcastle Technical High School in 2000, and was named the school’s Teacher of the Year in 2005. That same year, he was also named Delaware Social Studies Teacher of the Year.
Reynolds then moved to the position of social studies specialist for the NCC Vo-Tech School District, where he served for four years before being named an assistant principal at St. Georges. The following year, he moved to Howard High School of Technology as an assistant principal for two years before returning to St. Georges as principal.
Reynolds earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore, and his masters and doctorate degrees from the University of Delaware.
“Dr. Reynolds is the epitome of an instructional leader,” said NCC Vo-Tech Superintendent Joseph Jones. “With his ability to fuse high standards with support and care for students, he has built an infrastructure of academic excellence where both students and teachers thrive — a hallmark of his tenure as principal. Our school district is proud to have his accomplishments recognized among his fellow educators.”
“It is a privilege to be selected to represent the hardworking school administrators in our state,” said Reynolds. “If you ask any administrator, they will tell you that the work we do is contingent on having a strong team. I am most fortunate to work with educators who are passionate about ensuring all students are learning and growing every day, and fortunate to work with a school community that believes in the St. Georges Way of preparing students to be career and college ready.”
Reynolds resides in Middletown with his wife, Kalia Reynolds, and two children.