Mills-Parole Elementary School Principal Sue Myers has been named Maryland’s 2014 National Distinguished Principal by the Maryland Association of Elementary School Principals (MAESP).
Myers, who began her career as a fifth-grade teacher at Riviera Beach Elementary School in 1995, is in her first year as principal at Mills-Parole. She previously was principal at Annapolis Elementary School from 2006 to 2012, and was an assistant principal at Park Elementary School and Crofton Woods Elementary School before that.
The National Distinguished Principals Program 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.” In giving Myers the award, MAESP officials cited her “dedication and enthusiasm in guiding children’s early education experiences and her position as a role model for others in the field.”
“I am humbled and gratified to have the work I do recognized, but this is a reflection on far more people than just myself,” Myers said. “No award like this would be possible without the help of a lot of people and I’m thankful for each one of them.”
Honorees are chosen annually to represent pre-kindergarten through eighth grade public schools from across the United States, including overseas military-based schools.
The 2014 National Distinguished Principals event will be held on October 16 and 17 in Washington, D.C.