Normal Park Museum Magnet School and its principal, Jill Levine, have racked up honors for years -- JFK School of Distinction, Magnet School of Excellence Award, Magnet School Principal of the Year.

And now, more than a decade after opening Normal Park, Levine will take her local success story national.

She's currently serving as one of three U.S. Department of Education principal ambassador fellows, traveling routinely to Washington offering a principal's perspective on federal education policy.

Next school year Levine will take a sabbatical from Normal Park and will work a year in D.C. as the department's first full-time principal resident.

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