Larsen Middle School principal named 2023 Principal of the Year

Marc Spacone, principal of Larsen Middle School in Elgin, has been named the Illinois Principal Association's 2022-2023 Middle School Principal of the Year for the Kishwaukee Region.

The award recognizes middle school principals who have succeeded in providing high-quality learning opportunities for students.

"On behalf of School District U-46, we thank and congratulate Principal Marc Spacone. This is a testament to his unwavering commitment to providing exceptional educational opportunities and fostering a positive learning environment for all students," Executive Director of Middle Schools Dr. Annette Acevedo said. "We are proud to have such a dedicated leader at the helm of Larsen Middle School."

Larsen, which is one of the District's eight middle schools, serves more than 650 students in 7th and 8th grades in the Elgin area.

"I am humbled and honored to receive this recognition," said Spacone. "This award reflects the hard work and dedication of our entire school community, who strive to provide the best possible education for our students every day."

Spacone has served as principal at Larsen Middle School since the summer of 2021. He previously served as assistant principal at Larsen for five years, and he held administrative and teaching positions in several other school districts since starting his career in education in 1998.

Since 2009, he has been an active member of the Illinois Principals Association, whose mission is to develop, support, and advocate for innovative educational leaders.

Spacone received the award on Jan. 25 at the Illinois Principals Association Kishwaukee Region Awards Ceremony in West Dundee.

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