North Central College - Naperville, IL

Kimberly Lisanby-Barber '77

Kimberly Lisanby-Barber was named the 2012-2013 Elementary School Principal of the Year by the Illinois Principals Association. She is the principal of Lincoln Elementary School in the Spring Valley Clark County School District 99. The award recognizes elementary school principals who have demonstrated a positive impact on their students and learning community. As the award winner, she will compete for the National Distinguished Principal of the Year award sponsored by VALIC and the National Association of Elementary School Principals. After North Central, she went on to receive a master’s in education from Northern Illinois University and is completing her doctorate at Western Illinois University. A resident of Mendota, IL, she may be reached at

North Central NOW Spring 2012