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Trumbauersville principal honored by national organization


ementary and middle school principals from across the nation and abroad who have been named as 2018 National Distinguished Principals (NDP) by the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP).

Schmucker is Pennsylvania’s NDP for 2018.

Schmucker is principal of Trumbauersville Elementary School in the Quakertown Community School District. He, along with 61 other outstanding educators, will be honored Friday, Oct. 12, at an awards banquet at the Capital Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C., as part of a two-day program.

“No principal can or should do anything in isolation,” said Schmucker, beginning his fourth year as Trumbauersville’s principal. “This is a recognition of our entire Trumbauersville school community. It speaks to the overarching support of the district, the foundation established by the teachers, and the work and support of our community members and families.”

QCSD Superintendent Dr. Bill Harner, who recommended Schmucker for recognition in the program, called him a “wonderful role model and mentor for other principals,” and described him as a “principal’s principal. … This is a tremendous accomplishment, and one that is well-deserved by Adam.”

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.