The principal of Enota Elementary School is among 112 named Wednesday as High Performance Principals in an announcement by Gov. Sonny Perdue and state school Superintendent Kathy Cox.
Sarah T. Meadors of Enota Elementary was among three principals from the region. The others were Kathy K. Elrod of North Jackson Elementary and Pam Johns of South Jackson Elementary.
"These outstanding educators have fostered school environments that are conducive to student achievement," Perdue said. "As I have often said, it is important to keep score, measure results and then recognize success. These principals have excelled in their efforts, and I am pleased to honor them with the designation of High Performance Principal."
Perdue introduced the High Performance Principal program in 2006 to recognize excellent school leaders.
"As a teacher for 15 years, I know the huge impact a great principal can have on a school," Cox said. "Year after year, our High Performance Principals have been getting the job done by empowering teachers, engaging parents and inspiring students."
Three criteria were used to identify possible High Performance Principals:
- Data: The data must show that a principal led improvement at a low-performing school or brought a good school to a higher level
- Longevity: The principal must have been assigned to his or her school for at least three consecutive years
- Recommendation: The principal must be recommended for the designation by his or her school system.