Published on October 15, 2014 by Hannah Henderson  

Samford University alumna Frances R. Finney has been named a 2014 National Distinguished Principal by the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP).

Finney, a 2008 Samford education graduate, is principal of Gresham Elementary School in Birmingham, Ala. and will be recognized with 61 other honorees across the nation and abroad Oct. 17 in Washington, D.C.

Established in 1984, the program recognizes public and private school principals who make superior contributions to their schools and communities. The distinguished principals are selected by NAESP state affiliates, including the District of Columbia, and by committees representing private and overseas schools.

To learn more about the award, click here.