Jeff Meisenheimer, principal at Lee’s Summit North High School, was named the 2018 Missouri High School Principal of the Year by the Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals. He will receive the award at the organization’s spring conference, scheduled for March 26.

Meisenheimer was selected for this award based on his impact in the areas of collaborative leadership; curriculum, instruction and assessment; and personalization of the learning environment. He was named Principal of the Year by the Greater Kansas City Missouri Principals Association in April 2017.

Tim Collins, Lee’s Summit North assistant principal, nominated Meisenheimer for the award during the previous school year.

“We have three new assistant principals this year and he coaches and supports them unconditionally,” Collins said in nominating him. “The staff responds well to his leadership style and he is constantly pushing them to improve as educators.”

Meisenheimer has served as principal at Lee’s Summit North High School for five years. He previously served as assistant principal at Lee’s Summit High School and Ruskin High School. In 2010, he was named the Assistant Principal of the Year by the Greater Kansas City Missouri Principals Association and by the Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals. In addition, he was also one of three finalists for the National Assistant Principal of the Year.