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North Tech Assistant Principal Named one of 30 Leaders in Their 30s by North County Inc.

Jim Hieger, assistant principal at North Tech, was named one of North County Incorporated 30 Leaders in Their 30s. This group of up and coming professionals and volunteers who are making a difference in the North County area were recognized at the NCI Salutes 30 Leaders in their 30s reception on Sept. 25.

Hieger is in his third year in this position at North Tech. Prior to working at North Tech, Hieger worked for Special School District in a different capacity. He began his career as a special education teacher at Hazelwood West High School, eventually serving as the special education team leader for three years. Hieger was promoted to area coordinator for SSD students in the Hazelwood School District, where he was responsible for the supervision of the special education program for 650 students.

Hieger constantly seeks out professional development to further develop his skills and serves on a variety of committees to enhance the school environment. His committee involvement has focused on important educational issues, including closing the achievement gap and supporting special education students in the least-restrictive environment. He also is a leader in parent involvement at North Tech, serving as the administrator for the North Tech parent organization.

North Tech principal Mike Powers, describes Hieger as essential to the success at North Tech. He says his whole demeanor helps him create effective partnerships with parents, students, teachers, administrators and the community.

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