Published On: Wed, Feb 20th, 2013

Zellmer is named “New Principal of the Year”

LAUREL — A member of the administrative staff at the Laurel-Concord/Coleridge School has been honored

High School Principal Adam Zellmer was selected as the “New Principal of the Year” by the Nebraska Council of School Administrators for Region Three.

This is Zellmer’s second year as principal for Laurel-Concord/Coleridge high school students.

Zellmer also edits/maintains the website and social media accounts — Facebook, Twitter and You Tube —  and volunteers with the wrestling team whenever he can.

An administrator with two to five years of experience is selected for the award from each of the six regions according to Zellmer.

“This award is really a great award for our districts as a whole because it represents all of the hard work and dedication that all of our districts’ stakeholders have put forth in adopting technology and staying current with the best practices,” Zellmer said.  “Without a dedicated staff and quality students, I wouldn’t have those opportunities.”

Zellmer believes the administrator’s ability to attend conference, regional and state conferences and other meetings is a plus for the two school districts.

“It keeps us up with current practices, but also allows us to get exposure within the NCSA (Nebraska Council of School Administrators),” Zellmer said.


Zellmer will be competing at the State Level this spring for the “Nebraska New Principal of the Year” with the other five regional winners.

“It will be a portfolio and interview process as part of the selection,” he said.


Zellmer taught at Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn High School in Iowa for five years before accepting the position in administration at LCC.

Zellmer was a high school business teacher, head wrestling and boys’ track coach, student council advisor and At-Risk Coordinator at the school.