Three Cheers for Zawislak!

Brian Zawislak: Vice Principal of the Year for Michigan

Brian Zawislak, Troy High School Assistant Principal, was recently named Assistant Principal of the Year. He is Michigan’s nominee for the National Association of Secondary School Principals Assistant Principal of the Year competition, which will be decided in April 2023

Three finalists were selected out of eight nominees who were proposed from across the state of Michigan. The award program highlights key components showing dedication to students and staff. It is a distinguished honor that recognizes their work and dedication to the students and staff.  Zawislak was nominated last year by then senior Sarayu Bethamcherla and the Troy High Student Government for his bond with students. 

Many students this year, like Senior Brooklyn Crockett, Student Government President, share the same view on his impact at Troy High.

“He definitely has influenced me by making the school so welcoming and a great place to be,” Crockett stated.

Meghan Riddock, advisor for Student Government, helped guide the club in the nomination process, and reciprocates the feelings of the Student Government, “He is extremely passionate about our organization [Student Government] and is fully hands-on in everything we do.” 

Zawislak is honored and deeply appreciative of the nomination and the distinguished honor of being selected as the 2023 Assistant Principal of the Year.

“Working with our staff, they are so dedicated to working with our students. They bring the best out of me,” Zawislak highlights as a favorite part of his job.

He continued, explaining what makes Troy High a special place for him.

“There are a lot of different aspects from students to the other administrators to the staff and to even the parents. I try to learn and grow every day.” 

He feels his positivity has been reciprocated by students.

“When I work with students, even in a discipline situation, I’m hearing their stories. It helps me grow and ability to work with them as opposed to doing something to them.”

Zawislak expressed gratitude for those involved in the nomination process, “I want to thank Student Government, led by Mrs. Riddock and Ms. Nita who galvanized this nomination process, Sarayu Bethamcherla, one of the students that wrote a letter of support on my behalf and our administrative team.”