Oakland Heights Elementary School principal, Dr. Kim Benton, will be in Washington later this week.
Benton is one of only 65 principals named to this year's National Distinguished Principals List. The honor was bestowed by the National Association of Elementary School Principals.
"It's a pretty awesome experience really. I feel very grateful. I feel like I have been blessed to work with such a special staff and such wonderful children," Benton said.
Dr. Benton will meet with national education officials this week to share ideas about improving education.