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Quincy names new high school assistant principal

by Staff report
| June 16, 2021 1:00 AM

QUINCY – Quincy School District announced last week the selection of Elizabeth Averill as assistant principal at Quincy High School.

Averill served as dean of students at the high school during the 2020-2021 school year, according to the district. She taught business and marketing for nine years at QHS, and in 2019, Averill was selected as the Washington State Marketing Teacher of the Year.

“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,” said Quincy High School Principal Felicie Becker in a press release. “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.”

The assistant principal position was opened to Quincy High School staff. Averill interviewed and was highly recommended to the superintendent, who approved of her appointment.

“Ms. Averill has been a tremendous support for students, staff and families at Quincy High School during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Superintendent John Boyd in a press 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 holds a master of science in career and technical education, as well as a career and technical education director’s certificate. Averill is expected to receive her residency principal and program administrator certificate this year, according to the district.  

Averill lives in Quincy with her husband, Phillip Averill, and their three children, Anthony, Brooklyn and Cooper. During her free time, she enjoys traveling, camping and time with family.