Incoming KP High School Principal Nicole Bottomley Named 2023 MSAA High School Principal of the Year

Superintendent Paul Zinni is pleased to share that the Massachusetts School Administrators’ Association has selected incoming KP High School Principal Nicole Bottomley as this year’s High School Principal of the Year.

 The Massachusetts School Administrators’ Association is pleased to announce that Mrs. Nicole Bottomley, Principal of Holliston High School has been selected as this year’s High School Principal of the Year. Nicole has served at the High School for the past ten years. Nicole graduated from Brandeis University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She also earned her Masters in Mental Health from University of Massachusetts, Boston and Diversity & Inclusion certificate from Cornell University.

Prior to serving as Principal, Nicole was an Assistant Principal for three years at Holliston High School. She was a mental health counselor and taught history and social science for ten years at Framingham High School. Additionally, Nicole was an Emergency Medical Care Instructor and Technician.

Nicole was nominated by Mr. Ronald Sudmyer, Assistant Principal and the school community echoed his sentiments of Nicole being one of those people you wish you could clone – and so are the outcomes of her achievements.

“Nicole has worked tirelessly to foster a school culture that embodies emotional and physical well-being for all. Both educators and students feel comfortable coming forward with new ideas that will help move the school forward,” said, Administrator of Holliston High School.

“Nicole is a student-centered educator. As an administrator, colleague, presenter, and advisor/listener to caregivers, her decisions and programs she has designed, supported, or implemented have been guided by the same compass: the best interest of students. Nicole’s positive and calm demeanor fosters a culture and environment of fairness and respect for all,” said, Parent/Community Member of Holliston High School.

“Nicole is without a doubt, the most student centered Principal. She has fostered an environment of emotional and physical safety, students are able to thrive and reach their fullest potential,” said, Teacher of Holliston High School.

Nicole lives in Ashland with her beloved family. She has been married to Josh Bottomley for 11 years and together they have two children Madi (age 9) and Brayden (age 6).

Courtesy the Massachusetts School Administrators’ Association

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