From staff reports
TRUSSVILLE – A Trussville City Schools principal has been selected as one of three Alabama educators to welcome a National Distinguished Principals site visit. The NDP annually honors elementary and middle-level administrators from across the country for their exemplary success.
Dr. Autumm Jeter – Paine Intermediate School Principal – will welcome the NDP Committee to her school on Wednesday, Feb. 3 for a series of interviews and a brief tour of the campus. Jeter has held her position at Paine Intermediate since the summer of 2014.
Among the groups being interviewed by the NDP Committee will be students, parents, faculty, fellow principals, central office personnel and community leaders.
Alabama’s representative in the NDP Class of 2015 was Crestline Elementary School Principal, Laurie King.
The NDP Selection Committee is comprised of the following members:
- Mrs. Frances R. Finney, Chair (NDP 2014)
- Mrs. Laurie King, (current NDP)
- Dr. Mark Kirkemier, ALSDE Representative
- Dr. Lydia Davenport, Higher Education Representative, (NDP, 2010)
- Ms. Abby Hamilton, Principal
Other state educators who have been selected for a site visit are Windham Elementary School Principal, Christopher Mitten and Hokes Bluff Elementary School Principal, Charles Gardner.
“The National Distinguished Principals program honors outstanding elementary and middle-level administrators who ensure that America’s children acquire a sound foundation for lifelong learning and achievement,” reads the NDP website.
“The program was established in 1984 to recognize and celebrate elementary and middle-level principals who set high standards for instruction, student achievement, character, and climate for the students, families, and staffs in their learning communities.”