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Posted: January 9, 2019

Honors and Recognitions

Linda Townsend-Johnson Named National Distinguished Principal

The principal at Sunset View Elementary School is among those selected for exemplifying the highest attributes of the elementary and middle-level principalship.

Dr. Townsend-Johnson and her husband, Jonathan

National Distinguished Principals demonstrate significant career accomplishments; dedication to education; exemplary leadership; high standards for instruction and student achievement; and lasting contributions to their entire school communities.

The prestigious program, established in 1984, promotes and celebrates excellence in educational leadership for pre-K-8 education, and it highlights the fundamental importance of elementary and middle-level principals as primary catalysts for creating a lasting foundation for learning, driving school and student performance, and for shaping the long-term impact of school improvement.

Each class of National Distinguished Principals is initially nominated by their peers and colleagues in their home state. Final selections are made by executives and volunteers leaders of the National Association of Elementary School Principals' state-affiliated associations.  

Nomination and selection criteria, established by NAESP, require, among other factors, that the NDP candidate is a practicing principal of a school that

  • is clearly committed to excellence
  • has program design to meet the academic and social needs of all students
  • has firm times to parents and the school community.

Candidates must show evidence of outstanding contributions to the community and the education profession.

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