2017 National Distinguished Principals®

Congratulations to our 2017 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

Christine Bonow
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Christine Bonow

Redfield Elementary School
Arizona
Annette Freeman
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Annette Freeman

Gene George Elementary
Arkansas
Kelli Dawn McGaha-Martin
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Kelli Dawn McGaha-Martin

Greenbrier Middle School
Arkansas
Scott M. Borba
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Scott M. Borba

Alice N. Stroud Elementary School
California
Tobey Cho Bassoff
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Tobey Cho Bassoff

Ryan Elementary STEAM School
Colorado
Carla A. Armistead
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Carla A. Armistead

Chapel Street School
Connecticut
Becky Neubert
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Becky Neubert

Central Elementary
Delaware
Margaret M. Gunderson
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Margaret M. Gunderson

Millennium Middle School
Florida
Cynthia J. Hammond
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Cynthia J. Hammond

Westside Elementary
Georgia
Lori A Joiner
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Lori A Joiner

Risley Middle School
Georgia
Nelson R. Shigeta
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Nelson R. Shigeta

Makaha Elementary School
Hawaii
Tina Jo Fehringer
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Tina Jo Fehringer

Hillcrest Elementary School
Idaho
Michelle R. Willis
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Michelle R. Willis

Gillespie Tech Elementary School
Illinois
Davin E. Harpe
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Davin E. Harpe

Sugar Grove Elementary
Indiana
James F. Murray
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James F. Murray

Tilford Elementary School
Iowa
Dana J. Sprinkle
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Dana J. Sprinkle

Ell-Saline Elementary
Kansas
Dana L. Blankenship
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Dana L. Blankenship

Peaks Mill Elementary
Kentucky
Jennifer Ann McGee
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Jennifer Ann McGee

Atwood Primary School
Maine
Michael L. Browne
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Michael L. Browne

Pocomoke Elementary School
Maryland
Christopher J. Getchell
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Christopher J. Getchell

Parkview Elementary School
Massachusetts
Amy J. Taranko
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Amy J. Taranko

Spitler Elementary
Michigan
Jessica Cabeen
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Jessica Cabeen

Woodson Kindergarten Center
Minnesota
Melissa Wise Philley
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Melissa Wise Philley

Ann Smith Elementary
Mississippi
Janell R. Bagwell
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Janell R. Bagwell

Eugene Field Elementary
Missouri
Susan Sweeney
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Susan Sweeney

Broadwater Elementary School
Montana
Kathleen R. Mathews
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Kathleen R. Mathews

Park Elementary School
Nebraska
Sarah A. Popek
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Sarah A. Popek

Myrtle Tate Elementary School
Nevada
Kimberly Yarlott
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Kimberly Yarlott

Reeds Ferry School
New Hampshire
Michael S. Fournier
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Michael S. Fournier

McKelvie Intermediate School
New Hampshire
Tammy B. Jenkins
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Tammy B. Jenkins

Sunnymead Elementary School
New Jersey
Robyn Cook
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Robyn Cook

Cloudcroft Elementary School
New Mexico
Jeremy M. Rich
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Jeremy M. Rich

Barringer Road Elementary School
New York
Mary Beth Fierro
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Mary Beth Fierro

Oswego Middle School
New York
Jason C. Griffin
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Jason C. Griffin

Hertford Grammar School
North Carolina
Cindy Cook
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Cindy Cook

Sunnyside Elementary School
North Dakota
Rhonda N. Peeples
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Rhonda N. Peeples

Weinland Park Elementary
Ohio
Robbie K. Holder
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Robbie K. Holder

L. Mendel Rivers
Oklahoma
Kelly Soter
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Kelly Soter

Jackson Elementary School
Oregon
Steven M. Smith
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Steven M. Smith

Eden Hall Upper Elementary
Pennsylvania
Donna M. Coderre
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Donna M. Coderre

Leo A. Savoie Elementary School
Rhode Island
Denise Barth
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Denise Barth

Catawba Trail Elementary School
South Carolina
Kim M. Johnson
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Kim M. Johnson

Austin Elementary
South Dakota
Amy C. Downey
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Amy C. Downey

Charlotte Park Elementary School
Tennessee
Kevin Armstrong
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Kevin Armstrong

DuPont Hadley Middle Prep
Tennessee
Lois Annette Dailey
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Lois Annette Dailey

Crenshaw Elementary and Middle School
Texas
Todd A. Theobald
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Todd A. Theobald

Majestic Elementary
Utah
William S. Hammond
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William S. Hammond

Marion Cross School
Vermont
Hamish M. Brewer
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Hamish M. Brewer

Occoquan Elementary
Virginia
Adina T. Brito
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Adina T. Brito

Evergreen Elementary
Washington
Lisa L. Vrvilo
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Lisa L. Vrvilo

Cottonwood Creek School
Wasilla, Alaska
Jennifer A. Cox
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Jennifer A. Cox

Skyview Elementary
West Virginia
Daniel H. Westfahl
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Daniel H. Westfahl

Brookfield Elementary School
Wisconsin
Breez L. Daniels
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Breez L. Daniels

Thermopolis Middle School
Wyoming

Private Schools

Kenneth J. Willers
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Kenneth J. Willers

School of the Madeleine
Gayle R. Renken
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Gayle R. Renken

St. Timothy's Christian Academy
California
Phyllis Cavallone-Jurek
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Phyllis Cavallone-Jurek

St. Therese Chinese Catholic School
Illinois
Patrick O’Sullivan
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Patrick O’Sullivan

Christ the King Catholic School
Texas
Michael J. Yurk
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Michael J. Yurk

St. Paul Lutheran School
Wisconsin

DODEA and Overseas Schools

Andrea L. Rosinger
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Andrea L. Rosinger

Frankfurt International School
Germany
Elsa H. Donohue
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Elsa H. Donohue

Jakarta Intercultural School
Indonesia
Michelle A. Moore-Robinson
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Michelle A. Moore-Robinson

Kinser Elementary School
Japan
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