Columbia County principal selected for national award

Local principal set to pick up national honor from Washington, D.C.

EVANS, Ga. (WJBF) – A Columbia County principal received top honors at the way in the nation’s capital. Riverside Middle School’s Yvette Foster received the 2016 National Distinguished Principals honor from the National Association of Elementary School Principals.  She’s among 58 outstanding grade school administrators across the U.S.

“It is not surprising. Ms. Foster does a fabulous job at Riverside and just with the different things, such as lighthouse school and all the recognition that her and her staff have worked hard all year and she is there to lead and to support and a big cheerleader for that area,”  Assistant Superintendent Penny Jackson said.

Foster and other educators will be honored at an awards banquet in Washington, D.C. next week.

Established in 1984, the National Distinguished Principals program recognizes public and private school principals who make superior contributions to their schools and communities. The principals will also have the opportunity to share best practices. The 58 principal honorees are selected by NAESP state affiliates and by committees representing private and overseas schools.

A list of the all of the principals selected can be found here.

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