Trevecca Nazarene University

Trevecca adjunct earns national honor


Trevecca adjunct education instructor Barbara Corso Ide has been named the 2008 Tennessee Distinguished Principal K-8 by the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) and the U.S. Department of Education. Ide, a graduate of Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., and a 2001 EdD graduate of Trevecca Nazarene University, is the principal of the new Thurgood Marshall Middle School in Nashville.

Ide previously served as teacher and gifted/talented coordinator at Delaware Community Schools in Muncie, Ind.; principal of Blue River Valley Elementary in Mt. Summit, Ind.; and principal of Percy Priest Elementary, Lakeview Elementary Design Center,and Kennedy Middle School, all in Nashville, Tenn. 

In October Ide will be honored in Washington, D.C., with other elementary and middle-level educators chosen by the states, the District of Columbia, private schools, and overseas schools.

Principals selected for this honor must be active principals of schools where programs are designed to meet the academic and social needs of all students and where there are firmly established community ties with parents and local business organizations. Ide was nominated and selected for this award by members of the Tennessee Principals Association.

Ide has served in several key posts: as the editor of the Tennessee Principals Association  Journal and as a member of the TPA’s State Board of Directors for four years and as president of the Nashville Principals Association for two years. Ide participated in the Educational Leadership Learning Exchange between Vanderbilt University and South China Normal University during the summer of 2006.

Ide and her husband, Steve, live in Mt. Juliet, Tenn., and have three children and a grandson.