Antonia Fox, second from right, is joined by York County Schools administrators Catherine Jones, Mark Medford and Eric Williams as she accepts her award from VASSP.
Antonia Fox, most recently the principal of York High School, was named the 2012 Outstanding High School Principal of the Year by the Virginia Association of Secondary School Principals (VASSP).
Fox, who will next serve as principal of Tabb Middle School, competed against high school principals from across the state. VASSP's annual recognition is given to a principal who excelled in seven key areas: willingness to take risks to improve student achievement; anticipation of emerging problems; moving actively to implement school goals; working collaboratively with teachers and staff members to improve the educational program and student achievement; ensuring a positive school climate; involving the school community; and demonstrating creativity and imagination in bringing about positive change.
Fox joined York County Schools as a teacher at York High in 1995. In her time there, she also served as Assessment and Compliance Coordinator, assistant principal and was named principal in 2008. She earned her bachelor's degree from Old Dominion University and her master's degree from the College of William & Mary, where she is now a doctoral candidate.