Kentucky 2019 National Distinguished Principal

Applications are being accepted for the 2019 National Distinguished Principal program.  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 will travel to Washington DC to be recognize and participate in two days of activities and celebration.

You can find the nomination form below.   Please note that a supporting letter of recommendation must accompany the nomination form. If you came to  the Fall Institute, you know what a wonderful experience this is and what an honor it is for a colleague.  Please consider nominating a deserving colleague or even yourself!  Nominations are due February 28, 2019.

 Individuals who are nominated will be sent an application packet to complete and return to KAESP.  This packet will be due back to KAESP at the end of  March.  A site visit will be made to the nominated principal’s school.  The selected recipient will be announced in May.

So, please take a few moments to nominate a colleague. There are many, many deserving principals in our schools!!  Again, the nomination form is due February 28, 2019.

We need nominees and I hope we receive lots and lots of nominations!  There are so many deserving principals out there!

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2019 KAESP NDP nomination form KY NDP nomination form

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.