Aubé is District IV Admin. of the Year
Apr 23, 2013, 18:20
Dane Aubé, principal of Hancock Middle School (HMS), has been named Hancock County School District Administrator of the Year. He was also selected as Congressional District IV Administrator of the Year.
Mr. Aubé has been an administrator in Hancock County for five years. Mr. Aubé served as a teacher and then administrator in Covington County prior to serving in Hancock County. This year, HMS was ranked as a high performing school by the Mississippi Department of Education.
Under Aube’s leadership, Hancock Middle School has implemented Continuous Progress Curriculum (CPC).
CPC is the assigning of students to classes based on performance so that the instruction can be tailored to the needs of each individual.
Throughout the school year the teachers and administrators analyze each student’s performance to determine if placement is appropriate. Since the implementation of CPC, the middle school’s Quality Distribution Index (QDI) has risen over 40 points and discipline referrals reduced by 66 percent.
Mr. Aubé served as a presenter the last two years at Mississippi Association for Middle Level Education’s State Conference and shared HMS’ work in Continuous Progress Curriculum. Hancock Middle School has also implemented an incentive program for students, the P.R.I. D. E. Club (Perseverance, Respect, Integrity, Discipline, Effort). Students are selected based on work ethic and behavior.
This elite group of over 500 students receives privileges and rewards. Professional Learning Communities (PLC’s) have been implemented with specific purpose of raising teacher effectiveness with their classroom instruction. Vocabulary is a school wide focus to raise student’s proficiency by incorporating two separate book studies during PLC’s. Mr. Aubé is a graduate of University of Southern Mississippi and was selected to attend Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Principal Center.
His past accomplishments include Mississippi Forensic League Coach of the Year, Seminary High School STAR Teacher, and Teacher of the Year at Collins High School.
Over his career he has been a teacher (Speech/Debate/ Theatre), assistant principal at the middle and high school levels, alternative school principal, middle school principal and district department head with duties including special education, state testing, teacher licensure, textbook adoption and purchase, and district accreditation. Mr. Aubé’s wife, Wendy, is an admissions counselor at Pearl River Community College.
His daughter , Amarette Aube’ Speights, is a student at Mississippi College School of Law and his son, Nicholas, is a sophomore in the Honors College and Choir at Pearl River Community College .