Kentucky 2019 National Distinguished Principal

Nominations are closed for the 2019 National Distinguished Principal program.  Look for a call for nominations next year for the Kentucky 2020 National Distinguished Principal.

This is an outstanding program that recognizes one principal from each state for their outstanding work as a principal.  In the fall (usually October), the individual travels to Washington DC to be recognize and participate in two days of activities and celebration.

Nominations require a supporting letter of recommendation to accompany the nomination form. I

 Individuals who are nominated are sent an application packet to complete and return to KAESP with a due date.  A site visit is made to the nominated principal’s school.  The selected recipient is announced in May.

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KAESP’s 2018 National Distinguished Principal

Leo Labrillazo

Leo Labrillazo, principal of Mary G. Hogsett Elementary in the Danville Independent School District.  Leo is pictured with Bill Jones, NAESP Zone 5 Director, principal of Corbin Intermediate School and a past NDP.