Principal Jordan Elementary School, Jordan, Minnesota. National Elementary Principal of the Year – 2009
Nominee: Matthew Dorschner
Stacy DeCorsey, principal of Jordan Elementary School in the Jordan Public School District and a member of the Minnesota Elementary School Principals’ Association, is Minnesota’s 2009 National Distinguished Principal (NDP).
DeCorsey has been in the Minnesota education community since 1998. She has been the principal at Jordan Elementary in Jordan since 2003, and before that was the principal at Westwood Elementary in St. Cloud for three years, and Dean of Students at Glencoe Silver Lake High School in Glencoe for two years. She received her superintendent and K-12 principal licensures, as well as her Master’s in Education from Saint Mary’s University in St. Paul, MN; and her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education/Special Education from Dakota State University, Madison, SD.
“The Jordan School District’s success with students, parents, and community is directly related to Stacy DeCorsey’s vision and dedication,” said Kirk Nelson, Superintendent, Jordan School District. “Stacy has made her colleagues better and the district successful by her leadership demonstrating best practice, motivation, and a positive approach. Stacy understands that success comes from building relationships and encourages all constituents toward continuous improvement. Stacy DeCorsey is one of those rare individuals whose influence changes lives. Her extraordinary leadership, boundless energy, and incredible attitude combine to make her the ideal educational leader.” DeCorsey has pioneered many initiatives in her building including: Healthy Snack Cart, Food for Friends backpack program, S.M.A.R.T. motor development, and RTI efforts.