May 31, 1999
Lou Cenname (right), principal of Redmond Elementary, presented Jim Jordan a Distinguished Elementary Principal award for 1999 at the May 25 Riverview board meeting. Cenname will be replacing Jordan as the Regional Director of the King County Principals Association.
Photo by Becky Nixon.
by Valley View staff
CARNATION--As one of four elementary school principals in Washington state who were finalists in the National Distinguished Principals Program, Carnation Elementary principal Jim Jordan was not named the winner, but "he's the finalist in our book," said school secretary Jackie Norris.
"He's really involved with the kids and their learning, which shows in the increased student test scores," Norris said. "He feels it helps the kids if they spend time with adults."
She added that Jordan is also very active in the community and belongs to the Historical Society, the Chamber of Commerce, the Chevy Car Club, and once a month he visits the retirement home in North Bend. "He's quite a guy, and very humble," she said.
The nationwide competition recognizes the services of elementary school principals. Jordan was nominated by the King County Principals Association.
As a finalist, Jordan received an award from the Elementary School Principals Association of Washington at the May 25 Riverview board meeting.