Dr. Jeff Meisenheimer, Lee’s Summit North High School principal, was named Principal of the Year by the Greater Kansas City Missouri Principals Association. He learned of the award during a surprise announcement at LSNHS on April 7. Dr. Meisenheimer will be officially honored at the organization’s awards banquet, scheduled for April 27.
As the Greater Kansas City honoree, Dr. Meisenheimer will go on to compete in the Missouri Principal of the Year program.
Tim Collins, LSNHS assistant principal, nominated Dr. Meisenheimer for the award. “We have three new assistant principals this year and he coaches and supports them unconditionally,” Mr. Collins said. “The staff responds well to his leadership style and he is constantly pushing them to improve as educators.”
Dr. Meisenheimer has served as principal at Lee’s Summit North High School for four 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.
A Lee’s Summit resident, Dr. Meisenheimer earned his bachelor’s degree in business education from the University of Missouri-Columbia; his master’s degree in educational administration and his specialist degree in educational administration, both from the University of Missouri-Kansas City; and his executive doctor of education from Saint Louis University.