Beth Houf

Interview with Trish Keiller

Beth Houf is the proud principal of Fulton Middle School in central Missouri. In 2022, she was named National Secondary Schools Principal of the Year. She is the Co-Author of Lead Like a PIRATE: Make School Amazing for Your Students and Staff.

Beth also serves as a facilitator for the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Leadership Academy, providing monthly training to state educational leaders. Beth is an international presenter and consultant. She is also active in her local, state and national principal associations. Beth is an adjunct professor at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri.

Fulton Middle School was recognized as a Missouri Exemplary Professional Learning Community and Solution Tree Model Professional Learning Community in 2019. Beth was named a Missouri Exemplary New Principal in 2011, the Missouri National Distinguished Principal for 2016 the 2019 National Association of Secondary School Principals Digital Principal of the Year, the EducationDive 2019 Principal of the Year and the 2021-2022 Missouri Secondary School Principal of the Year. Beth also serves as a principal advisor for Future Ready Schools and is a Solution Tree PLC at Work Associate. Beth’s proudest accomplishments are her two sons, Paul and Dawson.

Resource by Beth Houf

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