Lisa Bachner Named Distinguished Educational Leader
- Created on Monday, 16 April 2012 10:45
Dr. Michael J. Martirano, Superintendent of Schools, 301-475-5511, ext. 178
Mrs. Linda Dudderar, Chief Academic Officer, 301-475-5511, ext. 108
LEONARDTOWN, MD – Ms. Lisa Bachner, Principal of Leonardtown Middle School, has been selected as St. Mary’s County Public Schools’ recipient of The Washington Post’s Distinguished Educational Leadership Award.
The Washington Post Distinguished Educational Leadership Award exists to recognize those principals who go beyond the daily challenges of their position to create an exceptional educational environment.
“Ms. Bachner embodies the mission statement by establishing positive relationships throughout her school,” said Dr. Michael J. Martirano, Superintendent of Schools. “She has demonstrated dedication to the success of her students and staff.”
Ms. Bachner joined St. Mary’s County Public Schools (SMCPS) in 1989 as a Mathematics Science teacher at Leonardtown Middle School. In addition to teaching Math and Science, Ms. Bachner has also served as an Instructional Resource Teacher and Assistant Principal at Margaret Brent Middle School and Benjamin Banneker Elementary School. In July of 2006, Ms. Bachner was named Principal of Benjamin Banneker Elementary School and in July of 2007 to Leonardtown Middle School as principal.
Lisa Bachner earned her Bachelor of Science degree in secondary mathematics from West Virginia University and a Master of Science degree of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with Administrative and Supervisory Certification from Western Maryland College.
“It is the students of Leonardtown Middle School who benefit the most with Lisa Bachner as their principal,” wrote Ms. Liz Braganca, PTA President, in her letter of support for Ms. Bachner. “She genuinely cares about all of her students, and with the help of her strong and supportive staff, has built a positive and nurturing learning environment for all.”
During the first week of May, The Washington Post will present the award to Ms. Bachner and the other principals representing public school systems in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia, as well as a private school principal in the Washington metropolitan area.