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Herrington named district’s top administrator

Jeffrey Wang

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It’s been a week since being named the Oxford School District’s Administrator of the Year, and perhaps it still hasn’t set in for Marni Herrington.

The 11th grade and assistant principal at Oxford High has been working in the Oxford School District since 2002, and was voted the top administrator by other faculty and staff members in the district.

“I was very surprised when I won the award because the other faculty around the Oxford School District vote and select the overall winner,” Herrington said. “After I found out that I won, I was very excited and honored to deserve such an award because of the great faculty support I received from Oxford School District employees.”

Many different teachers and staff members have been impressed with Herrington’s work ethic and motivation towards students.

“I think Mrs. Herrington does a great job and is motivated because she was an Oxford alumni,” said Herrington’s sister and OHS librarian, Lynndy Hurdle. “Therefore, she is an accurate representation of the kind of alumni that Oxford High wants to produce, such as those who wish to lead and excel.

“Also, having been part of Oxford High School motivates her to make the school and district a better place.”

Herrington won the award not only for the work that she does at school but also for helping students in the hours after school when she is at home.

“She does a lot after school,” said her husband, Thomas Herrington, an English Language Learner instructor in the Oxford School District. “And especially before the school year started, she was talking with others, trying to get their schedules right because of the new eighth period.

“Now, parents will call her sometimes in the afternoon with a problem they have, and she is always enthusiastic and willing to help.”

Don’t expect Herrington to slack off now that she has won the top administrator award.

“Winning the award has motivated me to do better,” she said. “But even before that, I was helping other students from around the Oxford School District in different ways.

“One of these ways is for me to keep my door open, and whoever needs to talk to me, can do so when I am available.”

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