Meadowlark Elementary Principal Jason Hillman has been named as one of 61 2011 National Distinguished Principals by the National Association of Elementary School Principals, according to a media release from NAESP Wednesday morning.
Hillman and 60 other principals from around the country will be honored this Friday in Washington D.C. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will speak at the ceremony.
The program began in 1984 and "recognizes public and private school principals who make superior contributions to their schools and communities," the release reads. NAESP state affiliates and communities representing private and overseas schools select the principals.
The Senate declared October National Principals Month, the release reads, to recognize “the importance of principals in ensuring that every child has access to high-quality education.”