Bernice Cobbs, principal of Benjamin Franklin Middle School in Rocky Mount, Va., has been named the 2019 Outstanding Middle School Principal of Virginia by the Virginia Association of Secondary School Principals (VASSP).
VASSP annually awards one middle level and one high school winner in the Commonwealth. Principals are typically nominated by their peers and/or division superintendents. The VASSP Principal Awards Committee reviews the nominations and principals selected for consideration of the award are interviewed by a panel of principals, superintendents and other leaders in PreK-12 education.
According to a press release from VASSP, “Cobbs has proven success in empowering leadership through staff development, facilitating partnerships, and cultivating strong relationships in the community.”
Cobbs will receive the state association’s award at the 92nd Annual Virginia Middle and High School Principals Conference and Exposition to be held in Portsmouth, June 23-26, 2019. She will be honored by VASSP and Herff Jones later this fall with the presentation of the state principal’s ring at a dinner ceremony in Richmond.