Heather Miller-Cink, principal at Park Center Senior High, has earned the 2020 Administrator Award from the Minnesota Council on the Teaching of Languages and Cultures (MCTLC).
As the first recipient of this award, Miller-Cink was recognized for her outstanding service to and support of world languages and cultures education in Minnesota.
During the awards ceremony on Nov. 7, MCTLC Vice President & Awards Chair Jenna Cushing-Leubner noted that Miller-Cink has been instrumental in supporting policy changes, making intentional hiring decisions, and working to ensure that opportunities to grow in new languages and heritage languages are possible for all students. Park Center offers the popular Heritage Hmong and Heritage Spanish courses, as well as a Heritage Vietnamese course that is new this year. According to her nominators, Miller-Cink listens to the community and works to meet the needs of all students by embracing new ideas and continually asking, "how can we make this happen?"
Miller-Cink has been principal at Park Center Senior High since 2016. She joins Pang Yang, Heritage Hmong teacher at Park Center, as back-to-back MCTLC award winners; Yang earned the 2019 Teacher of the Year award.