Elizabeth Averill has been selected as the assistant principal at Quincy High School (QHS). The district announced the selection in a press release last week.

Averill served as the Dean of Students at QHS during the 2020-2021 school year, and before then, she taught business and marketing for nine years at the high school. She also was honored as the Washington State Marketing Teacher of the Year in 2019.

“Elizabeth Averill is a courageous Latina leader whose core values of caring and family shine through in her warm, trusting relationships with our students, staff, and families,” stated Quincy High School Principal Felicie Becker. “She practices servant leadership through a deeply rooted and personalized equity lens with an eye on achieving social and educational justice for all stakeholders. She believes our students and staff have unlimited potential. Ms. Averill seeks to understand how to help that potential be fulfilled through high expectations with high support. It is so clear that Elizabeth’s potential as a leader is also limitless, and we are thrilled to welcome her as the new QHS assistant principal.”

Averill holds a master of science in career and technical education (CTE) as well as a CTE director’s certificate. She is also expected to earn her principal and program administrator certificate this year.

“Ms. Averill has been a tremendous support for students, staff, and families at Quincy High School during the COVID-19 Pandemic,” Superintendent John Boyd stated in the release. “We are excited that she accepted the offer of Assistant Principal and have no doubt that she will be an incredible leader in the Quincy School District for many years to come.”

Averill lives in Quincy with her husband, Phillip Averill, and their three children.

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