Diane K. Hull 2012 National Distinguished Principal
At their May 6, 2012 meeting in Flatwoods, the Executive Committee of WVAEMSP appointed Diane Hull to serve as the 2012 West Virginia National Distinguished Principal. Diane has thirty-seven years’ experience in Education. She is currently serving as Principal of Homestead Elementary School in Dailey, West Virginia where she has served as Principal for ten years.
The 2012 celebration marks the 29th year that the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) and VILAC have presented this prestigious award
Mrs. Hull was nominated for the West Virginia National Distinguished Principal and selected by a committee of fellow principals, upon the recommendation from community members, teachers, fellow principals, and administrators though a process conducted by the West Virginia Elementary Middle School Principals Association. A
committee of Former NDP’s from various areas of West Virginia is instrumental in the appointment.
Diane has been and continues to be an active member of WVAEMSP/NAESP and is currently an active member of Randolph County Principals Association. She is currently serving as Immediate Past President of WVAEMSP and has served on various nominating and resolution committees.
In October, Mrs. Hull will travel to Washington, D.C., for two days of activities planned to honor and bring well-deserved recognition to elementary and middle level administrators chosen by their states, the District of Columbia, plus private and overseas schools.
Criteria for selection of the principals, set by NAESP and VILAC require that the honorees are active principals of schools where programs are designed to meet the academic and social needs of all students. Whereas strong and firm community ties with parents and local business organizations has been established.
Mrs. Hull was one of a number of nominees for the 2012 National Distinguished Principal in West Virginia.
Along with her husband of 32 years, John, Diane lives in Adolph, West Virginia. She has two children; Her daughter, Michelle Shreves and husband Brian, reside in Buckhannon along with her Granddaughter, Callie Diane White. Her son, Joshua K. Hull lives in Morgantown, WV. .
Diane is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Keatley of Shady Spring and the late Dorothy Ballard Keatley.
After being educated in the public schools of Raleigh County, Diane received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology from West Virginia University. She received a Master of Arts Degree in Speech Pathology from the University of Tennessee and a Fluency Expert certification in stuttering from
Northwestern University. She earned her administrative certificate from Salem International University.
Mrs. Hull holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech and Hearing Association as well as a permanent certificate from the West Virginia Department of Education. She is a member of the
West Virginia Speech and Hearing Association, Alpha Delta Kappa educational sorority, and the Tygart Valley Homestead Association.