"Miriam Hughey-Guy will never be a household name, but she is a star among principals."
"Dora Sue Black, the lead teacher for reading at Barcroft, said Hughey-Guy 'encourages staff involvement in decisions and implementation. She provides support when teachers come with ideas to support and challenge the students.'
'She is a whirling dervish that doesn’t stop,' said Arlington County School Superintendent Patrick K. Murphy. 'She always has an opinion, has strong beliefs and is always action-oriented.'
Sixty-one percent of Barcroft’s 481 students are from low-income families. Fifty-two percent are Hispanic, 23 percent white, 10 percent black and 9 percent Asian. The school has an 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. extended-learning program. It offers Spanish as a foreign language to all students.
Hughey-Guy said she plans to spend more time with her husband while spreading the word of how to build a great school. She loved talking to kids. She encouraged teachers to be leaders. She shared and analyzed new student data immediately. She had her staff plan for each student. She had frequent meetings with parents."