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      Superior Hills Elementary principal named Principal of the Year

      Superior Hills Elementary School held a special celebration Monday in honor of their principal, Mike Woodard.

      Principal Woodard received the Region 14 Distinguished Principal of the Year Award from the Michigan Elementary Middle School Principals' Association.

      The staff and student body rallied together at 9:30 a.m. to reward their principal with a ceremony filled with song, gratuitous speeches and a special video.

      The program honors principals who have exhibited extraordinary traits of leadership, commitment to their students and faculty, and service to their communities.

      Woodard's reaction to the award and reception from his school was an emotional one, because he says the work he does is 100 percent about the people around him.

      "It's very difficult because it's not about me, it's about the staff and the kids. I try to be behind the scenes and they always put me in front of the scenes," said Principal Woodard.

      The school said Woodard is the first Superior Hills principal in recent memory to receive the award.