2021 National Distinguished Principals®

Congratulations to our 2021 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

Amy C. Mason
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Amy C. Mason

Madison County Elementary School
Alabama
Heather Jones
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Heather Jones

Trailside Elementary School
Alaska
Sharon M. Boomer
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Sharon M. Boomer

Spectrum Elementary School
Arizona
Rebecca Feathers
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Rebecca Feathers

Brick Mill Elementary School
Delaware
Chad Frazier
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Chad Frazier

Mount Dora Middle School
Florida
Lori Anne Lee
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Lori Anne Lee

Atkinson Elementary School
Georgia (Elementary)
John D. Savelle
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John D. Savelle

Lee County Middle School West Campus
Georgia (Middle)
Lisa Ann L. Higa
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Lisa Ann L. Higa

Nanakuli Elementary School
Hawaii
John C. Cannon
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John C. Cannon

Park Elementary School
Kansas
Glen P. Messier
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Glen P. Messier

Mechanicsville Elementary School
Maryland
Julia Bott
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Julia Bott

Ellis Mendell School
Massachusetts
Brian A. Dotson
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Brian A. Dotson

Foster Elementary School
Michigan
Nancy J. Antoine
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Nancy J. Antoine

Bridgewater Elementary School
Minnesota
Tessa Trimm
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Tessa Trimm

Petal Primary School
Mississippi
Cindy Webster
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Cindy Webster

Weaver Elementary School
Missouri
Pam Meier
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Pam Meier

Arrowhead Elementary School
Montana
P. Kirk Kuxhausen
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P. Kirk Kuxhausen

Mitchell Elementary School
Nebraska
David C. Hudzick
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David C. Hudzick

Clarence A. Piggott Academy of International Studies
Nevada
Melissa D. Suarez
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Melissa D. Suarez

Mount Caesar Elementary School
New Hampshire
Annie Corley-Hand
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Annie Corley-Hand

Mary Kay McMillin Early Childhood Center
New Jersey
Edgardo B. Castro
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Edgardo B. Castro

Lincoln Elementary School
New Mexico
Kathryn Polumbo
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Kathryn Polumbo

Cornwall Central Middle School
New York
Kendo L. Carlson
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Kendo L. Carlson

Washington Elementary School
North Dakota
Bonnie L. Kubec
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Bonnie L. Kubec

Walter Kidder Elementary School
Ohio
Kate S. Barker
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Kate S. Barker

Cherry Park Elementary School
Oregon
Judith A. Castrogiovanni
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Judith A. Castrogiovanni

Jefferson Elementary School
Pennsylvania
Suzette Wordell
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Suzette Wordell

Pocasset Elementary School
Rhode Island
Nick Gottlob
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Nick Gottlob

Mountain View and West Elementary Schools
South Dakota
Shay Siler
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Shay Siler

Karns Elementary School
Tennessee
Benjamin Perez
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Benjamin Perez

Taylor Ray Elementary School
Texas
Vanessa V. Mori
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Vanessa V. Mori

Endeavour Elementary School
Utah
Merri Greenia
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Merri Greenia

Craftsbury Schools
Vermont
Clint M. Mitchell
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Clint M. Mitchell

Mount Vernon Woods Elementary School
Virginia
Mandi C. Rehn
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Mandi C. Rehn

Opportunity Elementary School
Washington
Cynthia M. Calfee
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Cynthia M. Calfee

Matewan PreK-8 School
West Virginia
Tina L. Miller
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Tina L. Miller

Howe Elementary School
Wisconsin
Bertine Bahige
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Bertine Bahige

Rawhide Elementary School
Wyoming

U.S. Department of State, Overseas Schools

Veronica Kaypaghian
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David “Cal” Callaway
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David “Cal” Callaway

International Community School of Addis Ababa
Ethiopia
Daniel Kerr
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Daniel Kerr

American School of Paris
France
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