2016 National Distinguished Principals®

Congratulations to our 2016 Class of National Distinguished Principals! NAESP honors the following outstanding elementary and middle-level administrators for setting high standards for instruction, student achievement, character, and climate for the students, families, and staff in their learning communities.

Learn more about the NDP program here.

Public Schools

Charles A. Gardner
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Charles A. Gardner

Hokes Bluff Elementary School
Alabama
Katherine J. LaPlaunt
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Katherine J. LaPlaunt

Pearl Creek Elementary School
Alaska
Paula L. Tseunis
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Paula L. Tseunis

Sierra Verde Elementary School
Arizona
Sara M. Weaver
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Sara M. Weaver

Eastside New Vision Charter School
Arkansas
Marcia S. Reed
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Marcia S. Reed

186th Street Elementary School
California
Karen Shaw
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Karen Shaw

Columbia Elementary School
Colorado
Joseph A. Norcross
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Joseph A. Norcross

Frisbie Elementary School
Connecticut
Jennifer E. Nauman
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Jennifer E. Nauman

Richard A. Shields Elementary School
Delaware
Kimberly E. Hill
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Kimberly E. Hill

Leila G. Davis Elementary School
Florida
Andrea H. McGee
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Andrea H. McGee

Eagle Springs Elementary School
Georgia
Yvette J. Foster
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Yvette J. Foster

Riverside Middle School
Georgia
Bruce I Naguwa
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Bruce I Naguwa

Kapolei Middle School
Hawaii
Lisa Pica
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Lisa Pica

Hayden Meadows Elementary School
Idaho
Moira D. Clark
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Moira D. Clark

Maplewood Elementary School
Indiana
Jessica R. Burger
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Jessica R. Burger

Hoover Elementary School
Iowa
John E. Ernst
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John E. Ernst

Rolling Ridge Elementary School
Kansas
Lynn T. Poe
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Lynn T. Poe

Julius Marks Elementary School
Kentucky
Carolyn M. Bosley
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Carolyn M. Bosley

Rosepine Elementary School
Louisiana
Ron Robert
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Ron Robert

North Berwick Elementary School
Maine
Kristin B. Shields
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Kristin B. Shields

Mount Hope/ Nanjemoy Elementary School
Maryland
Nicole L. Airgood
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Nicole L. Airgood

Eastwood Elementary School
Michigan
Brad R. Gustafson
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Brad R. Gustafson

Greenwood Elementary School
Minnesota
Brian S. Knippers
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Brian S. Knippers

Corinth Elementary School
Mississippi
Beth Houf
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Beth Houf

Fulton Middle School
Missouri
Ron W. Goodman
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Ron W. Goodman

Libby Elementary School
Montana
Ann Marie Jablonski
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Ann Marie Jablonski

Kooser Elementary School
Nebraska
John S. Haynal
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John S. Haynal

Roundy Elementary School, Vegas Verde Elementary School, Wynn Elementary School
Nevada
Shelly Larochelle
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Shelly Larochelle

Northwest Elementary School
New Hampshire
Kimberly R. Lyndes
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Kimberly R. Lyndes

Dover Middle School
New Jersey
Denise P. King
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Denise P. King

B. Bernice Young Elementary School
New Jersey
Steven L. Carlson
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Steven L. Carlson

Judy Nelson Elementary School
New Mexico
Suzanne Gray
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Suzanne Gray

Old Bethpage Elementary School
New York
Molly Elizabeth White
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Molly Elizabeth White

Lincoln Elementary School
North Carolina
Shari B. Bilden
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Shari B. Bilden

Northwood Public School
North Dakota
Alexandra M. Nannicola
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Alexandra M. Nannicola

Champion Central Elementary School
Ohio
Katherine Nowak
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Katherine Nowak

Hayes Intermediate School
Ohio
Michelle D. Sumner
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Michelle D. Sumner

Jenks West Intermediate School
Oklahoma
Heather Yount
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Heather Yount

Fruitdale Elementary School
Oregon
Joseph P. Brereton
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Joseph P. Brereton

Simon Butler Elementary School
Pennsylvania
Denise Missry
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Denise Missry

Asa Messer School
Rhode Island
Sherry Cariens
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Sherry Cariens

Oak Grove Elementary School
South Carolina
Ethan Dschaak
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Ethan Dschaak

Piedmont Valley Elementary School
South Dakota
Holly I. Flora
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Holly I. Flora

Jackson Elementary School
Tennessee
Dana Boyd
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Dana Boyd

East Point Elementary School
Texas
Ryan Bryce Brown
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Ryan Bryce Brown

J.R. Smith Elementary School
Utah
Bobby Riley
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Bobby Riley

Integrated Arts Academy
Vermont
Brandon L. Davis
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Brandon L. Davis

Cora Kelly Elementary School
Virginia
Kathryn Frazier
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Kathryn Frazier

Lister Elementary School
Washington
Carole A. Crawford
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Carole A. Crawford

Bridgeport Middle School
West Virginia
Melissa Herek
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Melissa Herek

Lawerence-Lawson Elementary School
Wisconsin
Mitchell Craft
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Mitchell Craft

Sheridan Junior High School
Wyoming

Private Schools

Kathleen A. House
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Kathleen A. House

Christ the King Catholic School
Arkansas
Christopher F. Andrade
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Christopher F. Andrade

Christ Lutheran School
California
Lynne Scheffler
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Lynne Scheffler

St. Joseph Catholic School- Lockport
Illinois
Jane A. Bona
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Jane A. Bona

Immaculate Conception School
Minnesota
Susan G. Longmire
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Susan G. Longmire

St. James Lutheran School
Wisconsin

DODEA and Overseas Schools

Suzan E. Weishof
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Suzan E. Weishof

International School of Hamburg
Germany
Joseph A. Stanzione
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Joseph A. Stanzione

American School Foundation of Monterrey
Nuevo Leon, Mexico
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