John Adams Middle School associate principal named Iowa Assistant Secondary Principal of the Year

MASON CITY — The associate principal and activities director at John Adams Middle School in Mason City has been named the 2021-22 Iowa Assistant Secondary Principal of the Year by the School Administrators of Iowa.

Lori Cooling’s selection was based on her contributions to the learning environment, student interests and voice, staff morale, community support, and her leadership in inspiring and motivating others to achieve and contribute to the educational environment. Cooling has served in a leadership capacity at John Adams since 2015. Her career in K-12 education started as a physical education and freshmen seminar teacher in Colorado Springs Colorado.

She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degree in education at Northwest Missouri State University and completed the Professional Principal Licensure program at the University of Phoenix in Colorado Springs.

The School Administrators of Iowa is a statewide organization that represents more than 1900 Iowa educational administrators.