A Lubbock ISD assistant principal has been recognized in Washington, D.C.

Lori Stephens, assistant principal at Evans Middle School, was honored as the Texas Assistant Principal of the Year last week.

The award came from the National Association of Secondary School Principals.

During her time in D.C., Stephens spent a day on Capitol Hill meeting with local legislators to discuss education legislation. She also attended a black-tie awards gala, with a keynote address from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.

The event was held during National Assistant Principals Week, formally declared by a Senate Resolution to be March 31st through April 4th, 2014.

Each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity selected one assistant principal to represent their state.

Out of those, three finalists were named as contenders for the National Assistant Principal of the Year. The award went to Courtney Voshell of Dover High School in Delaware.