HARTSELLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Karissa Lang, principal of Crestline Elementary School in Hartselle, was stunned with a wonderful honor at a university assembly Friday morning.
Lang, who has been the principal at Crestline Elementary University in Hartselle considering that 2017, was named Alabama’s 2023 National Distinguished Principal and introduced the award throughout a school-extensive assembly on Friday early morning.
A panel of judges picked Lang as the winner of the award offered by the Alabama Association of Elementary University Directors and the Nationwide Affiliation of Elementary School Principals. She was named as just one of 3 finalists for the award in early February.
Now, Alabama’s National Distinguished Principal will be regarded at the Awards Luncheon for the duration of the annual Conference of the Council for Leaders in Alabama Universities (CLAS) on June 13, 2023, in Cellular, Ala. and in November at the Alabama Association of Elementary Faculty AdministratorsFall Tutorial Leadership Meeting.
Lang will also be invited to take a vacation to Washington D.C. for an award luncheon and Nationwide Distinguished Principal Awards Ceremony in October, wherever she will be honored along with other winning principals.
“This award is not about me. To me it is an option to emphasize what we do below. I assume it showcases… the excellent issues that we do for youngsters and that’s what we want to continue. You know, my career is to be a servant leader. My position is to make confident that instructors, kids, and workers have all the things they will need each and every working day,” Lang stated.
Prior to beginning her part as principal at Crestline in 2017, Lang was a teacher and assistant principal. She to start with turned a principal in 2013.
CLAS claimed that less than Lang, test scores at the school have improved, disciplinary concerns have diminished and mum or dad and local community involvement has improved. She developed an environmental science program at the school the place pupils can go to weekly conferences and take part in fingers-on pursuits like expanding vegetables, composting, recycling and more exterior of the classroom.
Lang is at the moment raising dollars for a SNAP playground so all learners can be involved in perform.