Alicia D. Lett
Cranberry-Prosperity Elementary School
Raleigh County School District
Beckley, West Virginia
Alicia Lett has been principal of Cranberry-Prosperity Elementary for the past eight years. Lett has been a successful leader in promoting the social and emotional growth of her students. She was able to secure funding for the Leader in Me program at her school, which allowed the community to grow in the areas of academics, attendance, discipline, and culture. Since initiating the Leader in Me program, Cranberry-Prosperity has been named a Lighthouse School for Excellence in Leadership. Lett has gone the extra mile in terms of supporting her students, many of whom belong to single-parent households. She established a community and mentoring partner program with the local Chamber of Commerce and Appalachian Bible College, pairing at-risk students with a suitable mentor who can serve as a role model. Under Lett’s leadership, Cranberry-Prosperity received an Apple Distinguished School Designation. The school prides itself on having students and staff who are very competent with technology and was one of the first in West Virginia to receive such an honor. The West Virginia Department of Education recognized the school as one of the state’s Technology Model Schools, affording them a budget for technology and professional development. Lett has an M.S. and B.S. in Communication Disorders from Marshall University and an Administration/Superintendent Certification from Salem International University.