The Joe Richardson Award for Exemplary Leadership

The Joe Richardson Award for Exemplary Leadership is named in honor of the founder of the Principals Center at Georgia State, Joe Richardson, who was inspired by Dr. Roland Barth, formerly of Harvard and the founder of the Principals Center movement. This award is given annually by the Principals Center.

The principal recipients of this prestigious award are educational leaders who are highly competent and successful within the school district and among his/her professional peers.  The Award is given to a principal who most represents the mix of leadership attributes that provides for a school environment where both students and staff excel and who exemplifies the characteristics of an instructional leader within a community of learners and leaders.

2017

Dr. Tamara Candis – Hopkins Elementary School (Gwinnett County School System)

2016

Dr. Julia Daniely – Westside High School (Bibb County School District

2015

Mrs. Stephanie Johnson – Maynard Jackson High School (Atlanta Public Schools)

2014

Vivian Stranahan – Gwinnett County

2013

Caitlin Sims – Grove Park Elementary School (Atlanta Public Schools)

2012

Renee Mallard – Indian Creek Middle School (Newton County Schools)

2011

Dan Sims – Tri-Cities High School (Fulton County Schools)

2010

Tad MacMillan – David C. Barrow Elementary School (Clarke County Schools)

2009

Ms. Karen Barlow-Brown – Peyton Forest Elementary School (Atlanta City Schools)

2008

Ms. Jan Childs – Wells Elementary School (Jones County Schools)

2007

Dr. Lynn Castleberry – Cumming Elementary School (Forsyth County Schools)

2000

Dara Ann Jones – Hapeville Elementary School (Fulton County Schools)

1999

Charles Buchanan – Central Gwinnett High Schools (Gwinnett County Schools)

1997

Jerry Locke – Burress Elementary School (Marietta City Schools)

1996

Barbara Miller – Pine Ridge Elementary School (DeKalb County Schools)

1995

Carla Northcut – Oakwood High School (Cobb County Schools)