2022 National Distinguished Principals®

Congratulations to our 2022 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

Brigett Stewart
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Brigett Stewart

Piedmont Elementary School
Alabama
Denise L. Kelly
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Denise L. Kelly

Sterling Elementary School
Alaska
Kristin B. Kinghorn
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Kristin B. Kinghorn

John M. Andersen Elementary School
Arizona
Eveline E. Huh
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Eveline E. Huh

Willow Elementary School
California
Cynthia A. ​​McKenzie
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Cynthia A. ​​McKenzie

Lulu Ross Elementary School
Delaware
Heidi L. Keegan
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Heidi L. Keegan

Peace River Elementary School
Florida
Elgin F. Mayfield Jr.
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Jeannette M. Hallam
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Aaron S. Tominaga
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Aaron S. Tominaga

Waipahu Elementary School
Hawaii
Kendra E. McMillan
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Kendra E. McMillan

Lena Whitmore Elementary School
Idaho
Heather Buckley
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Shawn M. Roberts
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Shawn M. Roberts

Scott City Elementary School
Kansas
Ryan A. Gleason
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A. Blaine Hawley
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A. Blaine Hawley

Red Pump Elementary School
Maryland
Ronald J. Sanborn
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Ronald J. Sanborn

Sgt. Charles J. Jaworek Elementary School
Massachusetts
Robert D. Kauffman
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Robert D. Kauffman

Hillside Elementary School
Michigan
Ariana L. Wright
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Ariana L. Wright

Kasson-Mantorville Elementary School
Minnesota
Carol S. Tharpe
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Carol S. Tharpe

Grenada Elementary School Green Top
Mississippi
Stephanie E. Jackson
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Stephanie E. Jackson

Parkview Elementary School
Missouri
Shelley A. Andres
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Casey P. Slama
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Casey P. Slama

Gordon Elementary School
Nebraska
Lori L. Stevens
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Lori L. Stevens

Dr. George S. Emerson Elementary School
New Hampshire
Christopher M. Turnbull
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Christopher M. Turnbull

Bear Tavern Elementary School
New Jersey
Cheryl S. Clark
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Cheryl S. Clark

Ernest Stapleton Elementary School
New Mexico
Nicole Y. Ey
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Nicole Y. Ey

Ellenville Elementary School
New York
Meridith Y. Johnson
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Meridith Y. Johnson

Lewis & Clark Elementary School
North Dakota
Robert J. Palazzo
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Robert J. Palazzo

Panther Valley Elementary School
Pennsylvania
James H. Callahan
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René Wyatt Harris
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René Wyatt Harris

Beech Hill Elementary School
South Carolina
Chantal M. Ligtenberg
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Chantal M. Ligtenberg

Sturgis Elementary School
South Dakota
Heather D. Wolf
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Heather D. Wolf

George Washington Elementary School
Tennessee
Kathrine M. Stewart
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Kathrine M. Stewart

Grandview Elementary School
Texas
Scott R. Jameson
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Scott R. Jameson

​​Alta View Elementary School
Utah
Holly R. Rouelle
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Holly R. Rouelle

Gertrude Chamberlin School
Vermont
Rene Paschal
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Rene Paschal

Samuel W. Tucker Elementary School
Virginia
Alexandria Haas
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Alexandria Haas

McMicken Heights Elementary School
Washington
Stephanie A. Filter
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Stephanie A. Filter

Madison Elementary School
Wisconsin
Anne Marie Covey
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Anne Marie Covey

Washington Elementary School
Wyoming

U.S. Department of State Overseas Schools

Peter T. Lee
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Peter T. Lee

The American International School of Muscat
Oman
Darlene L. Huson
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Darlene L. Huson

The American International School of Lusaka
Zambia

U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity

Angela M. Stephens
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Angela M. Stephens

Charles F. Bolden Elementary Middle School
South Carolina
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