Kansas City area high school principal Matthew Lindsey was appointed Wednesday to leadership in an education group that influences what happens in classrooms across the nation.
The National Association of Secondary School Principals announced that the Winnetonka High School principal accepted a four-year term as one of 24 members on the organization’s board of directors. Lindsey represents a region that covers Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico.
Lindsey, whose nearly two-decade-long school leadership career began as an assistant principal in Richmond, Mo., has been principal of the North Kansas City district high school for nine years.
As a member of the board, he will participate in shaping the organization’s federal education policy agenda and will travel to Washington, D.C., at least four times a year for board meetings and to talk with federal policymakers.
Lindsey was also named principal of the year in April by the Greater Kansas City Missouri Principals Association.