National Distinguished Principal Program

The National Distinguished Principal's Program (NDP) was established in 1984 to recognize 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.

The NOMINATION process for this year is closed.   Maryland's new NDP will be named at our Annual Leadership Conference, March 30th - April 1st 2017.

Maryland National Distinguished Principals:

2016 - Kristen Shields, Cecil County

2015 – Carol Hahn, Howard County

2014 - Susan Myers, Anne Arundel County

2013 - Karen Barnes, Baltimore County


2011 – Robert L. Wagner, Anne Arundel County

2010 – Anne Gold, Baltimore County

2009 - Dana McCauley, Garrett County

2008 – Carol Leveillee, Charles County

2007 – Irma Elizabeth Johnson, Baltimore County