Kentucky 2023 National Distinguished Principal

KAESP is accepting nominations for the 2023 National Distinguished Principal.  To be considered for the 2023 Kentucky National Distinguished Principal, you must have been a member of NAESP for three years.  

Nominations require a supporting letter of recommendation to accompany the nomination form and nominees must be a member of both KAESP and NAESP.   If you would like to nominate an outstanding principal, please contact me at or  I will send nomination information to you.  The completed packet must be returned to KAESP by March 1. 2023.

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Kentucky National Outstanding Assistant Principal Recognition

Nominations are closed.  Look for nominations for the 2023 NOAP!

Please consider nominating yourself (if you are an assistant principal) or a deserving assistant principal for the 2023 NAESP National Outstanding Assistant Principal recognition.  The application is attached.  The AP must be a member of NAESP and KAESP – and they could join now and be considered for this recognition.  Please review the application for any additional requirements.  I know there are many hard working outstanding APs in our schools – please consider nominating someone and complete the application on them.

NAESP is pleased to provide all NOAP winners with complimentary registration to the upcoming Pre-K—8 Principals Conference in Louisville, KY, July 15-17, 2022, where they will be recognized on stage during a general session.

If you would like to nominate an outstanding principal, please contact me at or  I will send nomination information to you.

KAESP’s 2020 National Distinguished Principal

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Congratulations to Brian Bond!!!!

KAESP extends hearty congratulations to Brian Bond, principal of Hunter Hills Elementary School in Corbin, KY.  Brian was named as the 2020 Kentucky National Distinguished Principal.  Unfortunately, the celebration was cancelled due to COVID-19.  However, Brian has received complimentary housing and registration to the 2021 NAESP Conference in Chicago.  Brian will be honored at the conference  Brian has served as the principal of Hunter Hills for 10 years.  In this time, his school has ranked in the top ten multiple years and has been named a Model School by the Kentucky Department of Education.  His school has earned the coveted 5 star rating from KDE.  His philosophy is basic: do what’s best for the kids.  According to Brian, he wants toe school to “be a vibrant, fun, safe haven for our kids, where learning truly come alive.”.  In addition, Brian puts a great deal of effort into establishing a strong, positive culture in the school.  Each school year starts with a community block party.  Monthly Family Read Night are held to support family literacy.  Daily, the Hats Off program recognizes students who have “been caught being good.” Every new teacher attends the Ron Clark Academy to experience an outstanding school culture. Brian puts total effort into what matter—the students!

Congratulations, Brian!!!