A secretary at Westbrook’s Canal Elementary School was surprised Monday with a statewide honor.

The Maine Principals’ Association named June Lentz the 2014 Secretary of the Year.

She found out about the award at a school-wide assembly.

“Mrs. Lentz is determined, focused and thrives on the challenge of managing multiple tasks simultaneously and with a giant smile,” said Richard Durost, executive director of the Maine Principals’ Association, in a press release.

Lentz was nominated by Kathryn Hersom, the former principal of Canal school and now the district coordinator for No Child Left Behind.

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