To the Editor:
Something spectacular has happened in Bristol. Pete Wininger, principal at Bristol Central High School, has been recognized for his leadership of and dedication to the Bristol Central High School community.
Mr. Wininger earned Varsity Brand’s “Principal of Principle” Award. Varsity Brands searches nation-wide for outstanding commitment to staff and students and recognizes leadership skills, innovation and dedication in education.
What is important to me is that he was nominated by his staff and overwhelmingly endorsed by staff and students alike.
Teaching and administering in schools is an increasingly difficult and challenging job.
In my view, there is nothing more important than motivating and engaging students in a way to spark enthusiasm, create a safe, nurturing environment and giving staff and students all that is needed to foster success in the classroom. So, when a national firm looks closely at what is done in our district and recognizes hard work and achievement, we all need to take notice.
Mr Wininger humbly gave credit to the entire staff in the building. Mr. Wininger, you should know that you provided a platform to “shed a light” on education in Bristol. You exemplify, every day, what we hope to achieve in education. A grateful city is very proud of you. Keep up the good work.
David Preleski, Bristol City Councilman, Second District.