Pasco School District Names Principal of the Year

<p>Susan Sparks</p>

Susan Sparks

Livingston Elementary School Principal Susan Sparks is selected as the 2012-13 Distinguished Elementary School Principal of the Year for the Lake Wallula region.

With this honor, Sparks is eligible for the National Distinguished Principal Award next school year.

Sparks, who has been principal of Livingston since 2000, was recognized for her knowledge of state standards, strong communication skills, and leadership abilities that support parental and staff involvement.

Under Sparks’s leadership, Livingston Elementary has twice been recognized as a Washington State Distinguished School for academic achievement and improvement on state assessments. And, this year, Livingston Elementary was classified as a Reward school by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI).

Sparks began her teaching career at Livingston Elementary in 1982.