Adam Schmucker, principal of Trumbauersville Elementary School, has been named Pennsylvania’s National Distinguished Principal by the National Association of Elementary School Principals.
“You exemplify the commitment to excellence that shapes the educational experiences of children in Pennsylvania’s elementary schools,” Dr. Beth A. Haldeman, PA Principals Association President and 2018 NDP Selection Committee Chair, wrote to Schmucker in a letter notifying him of the award. “Everyone we spoke to revealed the dedication you have to your school, your students, your staff, and your community. That dedication is one of the many things that set you apart.”
NAESP’s NDP program honors outstanding elementary and middle-level principals who ensure that America’s children acquire a sound foundation for lifelong learning and achievement.
Schmucker, who has been Trumbauersville’s principal for three years, said, “No principal can or should do anything in isolation. 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. … I couldn’t be more proud of this tremendous accomplishment.”