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Waller Martin Selected as AAESA District IX NDP

by Susie Ellison | Nov 02, 2017

Enterprise, Ala:  Waller Martin, principal of Enterprise Early Learning Center in the Enterprise City School System, has been selected as the AAESA District IX nominee for Alabama’s National Distinguished Principal Award sponsored by Classworks.

“I'm just honored to be nominated, it's a testament to the good things that our teachers and students are doing here at our school.  I'm very fortunate to work with an awesome staff, great students, and very supportive parents,” stated Martin.

All district nominees will be reviewed and narrowed to three by a panel of judges. The top three nominees will have a school visit in February 2018. One overall winner will be chosen and named Alabama’s National Distinguished Principal in spring 2018. The NDP will represent Alabama in the National Principal of the Year program sponsored by National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) in October 2018.

Thank you to Classwork’s for sponsoring Alabama NDP and honoring principals who have made outstanding contributions to education.

About AAESA: The Alabama Association of Elementary Schools is a membership organization dedicated to serving as an advocate for children while striving to enhance effectiveness in the supervision and administration of elementary and middle schools. AAESA membership is unified with the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP).

About National Distinguished Principal: The NDP program was established in 1984 recognizing 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. The national program is sponsored by the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP). Each state selects one winner from its nominees.

(For more information, please contact Susie Ellison, CLAS Communication Coordinator, at 334.265.3610 or at

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