2018 National Distinguished Principals®

Congratulations to our 2018 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.

The 2018 NDP Program is sponsored, in part, by:


Public Schools

Nathaniel W. Martin Jr.
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Nathaniel W. Martin Jr.

Enterprise Early Education Center
Alabama
Michael A. Angaiak
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Michael A. Angaiak

Anne Wien Elementary
Alaska
Frank H. Hendricsen
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Frank H. Hendricsen

Chandler Traditional Academy – Independence
Arizona
Stephanie M. Worthey
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Stephanie M. Worthey

Greenbrier Springhill Elementary
Arkansas (Elementary)
Jeffrey Wasem
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Jeffrey Wasem

Creekside Middle School
Arkansas (Middle-Level)
Lucy A. Salazar
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Lucy A. Salazar

Alvarado Elementary
California
Kristin Golden
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Kristin Golden

Riverdale Elementary
Colorado
Troy C. Hopkins
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Troy C. Hopkins

Ashford School
Connecticut
Maribeth Courtney
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Maribeth Courtney

Evan G. Shortlidge Academy
Delaware
Seth Daub
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Seth Daub

Catalina Elementary School
Florida
Julia Mashburn
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Julia Mashburn

Riverview Elementary School
Georgia (Elementary)
Sandy Tinsley
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Sandy Tinsley

South Forsyth Middle School
Georgia (Middle-Level)
Linell K Dilwith
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Linell K Dilwith

Robert Louis Stevenson Middle School
Hawaii
Susie Luckey
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Susie Luckey

Idaho Hill Elementary
Idaho
Gloria Trejo
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Gloria Trejo

Pioneer Elementary School
Illinois
Kathryn Raasch
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Kathryn Raasch

Wayne Township Preschool
Indiana
Gayle L. Allensworth
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Gayle L. Allensworth

Inman Primary & Washington Intermediate
Iowa
Tad M. Hatfield
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Tad M. Hatfield

Andale Elementary
Kansas
Leo M. Labrillazo
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Leo M. Labrillazo

Mary G. Hoggsett Elementary School
Kentucky
Cleo Perry Jr.
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Cleo Perry Jr.

Crestworth Elementary
Louisiana
Dawn Moore
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Dawn Moore

Leroy H. Smith School
Maine
Tracy D. Hilliard
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Tracy D. Hilliard

Centerville Elementary School
Maryland
Craig Martin
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Craig Martin

Michael J. Perkins School
Massachusetts
Craig McCalla
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Craig McCalla

Cornerstone Elementary
Michigan
Curtis Slater
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Curtis Slater

Wyoming Elementary
Minnesota
Todd E. Boucher
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Todd E. Boucher

Popp's Ferry Elementary School
Mississippi
Emily Cross
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Emily Cross

Indian Trails Elementary
Missouri
Jon Konen
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Jon Konen

Lincoln Elementary
Montana
Mary R Derby
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Mary R Derby

Eisenhower Elementary
Nebraska
Darryl C. Wyatt
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Darryl C. Wyatt

Gwendolyn Woolley Elementary
Nevada
David M. Levesque
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David M. Levesque

Pleasant Street School
New Hampshire (Elementary)
Aaron Pope
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Aaron Pope

Belmont Middle School
New Hampshire (Middle-Level)
Dumar Burgess
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Dumar Burgess

Hawthorne Elementary
New Jersey
Linda Townsend-Johnson
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Linda Townsend-Johnson

Sunset View Elementary School
New Mexico
Joanna Kletter
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Joanna Kletter

South Oceanside Road School #4
New York (Elementary)
Charles Tadduni
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Charles Tadduni

Rondout Valley Junior HIgh School
New York (Middle-Level)
Michelle D. White
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Michelle D. White

D.F. Walker Elementary School
North Carolina
Jason Gullickson
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Jason Gullickson

Ely Elementary
North Dakota
T.J. Ebert
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T.J. Ebert

Redwood Elementary
Ohio
Janalyn C. Taylor
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Janalyn C. Taylor

Nance Elementary School
Oklahoma
Perla V. Rodriguez
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Perla V. Rodriguez

Echo Shaw Elementary School
Oregon
Adam Garth Schmucker
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Adam Garth Schmucker

Trumbauersville Elementary School
Pennsylvania
Jennifer J. Poore
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Jennifer J. Poore

Charlestown School
Rhode Island
Timothy J. Carnahan
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Timothy J. Carnahan

Waccamaw Intermediate School
South Carolina
Christopher E. Noid
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Christopher E. Noid

Howard Elementary
South Dakota
Ann-Marie Gleason
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Ann-Marie Gleason

Harpeth Valley Elementary
Tennessee
Jennifer Parker
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Jennifer Parker

Purple Heart Elementary School
Texas
Chad Argyle
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Chad Argyle

Santaquin Elementary
Utah
Joyce Hakey
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Joyce Hakey

Franklin Elementary School
Vermont
Andrew M. Jacks
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Andrew M. Jacks

Ashland Elementary School
Virginia
Gina Naccarato-Keele
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Gina Naccarato-Keele

Linwood Elementary
Washington
Cathi Bradley
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Cathi Bradley

Kanawha City Elementary
West Virginia (Elementary)
Renee E. Warner
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Renee E. Warner

Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School
West Virginia (Middle-Level)
Scott Walter
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Scott Walter

Riverside Elementary School
Wisconsin
Roy Michael Wood
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Roy Michael Wood

Glenn Livingston Elementary
Wyoming

Private Schools

Michael R. Thomasian
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Michael R. Thomasian

St. Anthony Catholic School
District of Columbia (Private)
Anthony Christopher Comella
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Anthony Christopher Comella

Pilgrim Lutheran Church and School
Illinois (Private)
Helen M. McLean
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Helen M. McLean

Saint Andrew School
Pennsylvania (Private)
Dawn D. Oldenettel
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Dawn D. Oldenettel

St. John's Lutheran School
Wisconsin (Private)

U.S. DoDEA & DoS

Penelope A. Miller-Smith
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Penelope A. Miller-Smith

U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity

penelope.millersmith@eu.dodea.edu

Kaiserslautern Elementary School
Germany
John Smithies
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John Smithies

U.S. Department of State

esprincipal@asbindia.org

The American School of Bombay
India
Timothy Messick
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Timothy Messick

U.S. Department of State

tmessick@ash.nl

American School of the Hague
Netherlands