Earlier this month, Free Home Elementary School Principal Karen Carl was named a 2016 Georgia Distinguished Principal by the Georgia Association of Elementary School Principals.
Association Executive Director Hal Beaver this week surprised Free Home ES Principal Karen Carl at her school with the presentation of the $1,000 award associated with this honor!
Mr. Beaver was joined by Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower and members of his senior staff in the surprise presentation.
Mr. Beaver also shared at the presentation that Principal Carl is one of only two Principals statewide this year to be named a 2016 Georgia Distinguished Principal! Winners are selected by their peers based on exemplary educational leadership.
“My passion is the children,” Principal Carl wrote in her award-winning application. “I want them to be safe, fed and happy, so they can learn. I want each child to know who I am and to know that they can come to me for anything.”