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Local principal honored in Washington D.C. as National Distinguished Principal
Riverview's Julia Mashburn one of three elementary principals from Georgia recognized
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Riverview Elementary School Principal Julia Mashburn talks about her experience at the 2018 National Distinguished Principal event in October in Washington D.C. during the Nov. 13 board of education meeting. - photo by Jessica Taylor
Riverview Elementary School Principal Julia Mashburn was formally recognized as the 2018 Georgia Nationally Distinguished Principal at the Nov. 13 board of education meeting in celebration of her recent trip to the national awards conference in Washington D.C. last month. Mashburn, who has served as the principal of Riverview since its inception, was one of three elementary school principals in the state to be recognized with the national title this year. She is one of only 82 principals in Georgia to have received the award since the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) began in 1984. “Talk about a Cinderella story. I mean if you feel like you could just be that person that goes from a pumpkin to a coach, Dawson County is a place where it can happen,” Mashburn said. “I’m so proud to represent Dawson County, and especially Riverview Elementary, as Georgia’s 2018 Nationally Distinguished Principal.”