Weekly Feature

2018-07-19 / Local News

LHS assistant principal earns state recognition


Adamec Adamec In early May, Terry Adamec earned statewide recognition for her duties as Lancaster High School’s assistant principal.

She was presented with the Assistant Principal of the Year award at the School Administrators Association for New York State awards in Latham, New York, after being nominated by the high school’s principal, Cesar Marchioli.

“I was so proud to be nominated and then receive the honor,” Adamec said. “I feel I’ve been [at LHS] a long time, and I’m just one on a huge team of people who help students grow on a daily basis.”

She added that she had to answer essay questions and provide in-depth demographics, which took a very long time.

Adamec graduated from LHS in 1986. She said she’s starting her 24th year at Lancaster High School, and this fall will be her 13th year as an administrator at the school.

Adamec said she received her bachelor’s degree and first master’s degree from Buffalo State College. She received her second master’s degree in administration from Canisius College.

From there, she spent one year in Lockport as an assistant, two years in Franklinville and then came back to Lancaster as a special educator. Adamec also held the position of special education department chair.

Adamec commended LHS and the services the school offers to students and families, including counselors, social workers and school psychologists.

“I didn’t realize how many programs and services [LHS] offers until I got to the [SAANYS] awards,” Adamec said. “I was so impressed and proud of the great things we do and offer here at Lancaster.”

Adamec also attended the National Association of Secondary School Principals awards in Chicago last weekend.

Although she didn’t receive an award, Adamec said she wrote down ideas from administrators nationwide that she wanted to bring back to Lancaster.

Adamec’s husband, Joe, also graduated from LHS in ’86. They will celebrate their 25th anniversary next week. They have two daughters: Tessa, who will be graduating early from Geneseo State College, and Joella, who will be attending LHS as a freshman in the fall.

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