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Worcester educator named national principal of the year

A school administrator who helped to transform a low-performing Worcester high school into a model of success was named national principal of the year Tuesday -- a first for a Massachusetts principal.

Sheila Harrity, principal of Worcester Technical High School, was among three finalists for the honor. She received the award from the National Association of Secondary School Principals and MetLife at a surprise assembly at the school.

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