Joiner, Benson Named Middle School Principal and Assistant Principal of the Year

Friday May 19, 2017

Lori Joiner, principal of Risley Middle School in Brunswick, Georgia (Glynn County Schools) has been selected as the 2017 National Association of Elementary School Principals National Distinguished Middle Level Principal of the Year.

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. 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.

The National Association of Elementary School Principals National Outstanding Middle Level Assistant Principal of the Year for 2017 representing Georgia is Kevin Benson from White County Middle School.

The National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) is committed to preparing assistant principals to step into the principal role. Recognition for the exceptional leadership of the men and women who are responsible for the day-to-day operations of PreK-8 schools instills pride in their accomplishments and reinforces their leadership in helping children develop a lifelong love of learning.