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Spokane principal finalist for national award

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OLYMPIA, Wash. - The principal of Shaw Middle School in Spokane is one of three finalists for a national principal award.

In February, Christine J. Lynch was chosen as Washington's middle level principal of the year.

She will be interviewed next week in Arlington, Virginia, by a panel of judges who will choose one middle level and one high school principal of the year.

Lynch has been principal at Shaw for the past five years and calls being a principal "the best job in the world."

She is known for leading her staff to take collective responsibility for every student's success.

In 2006, Lynch's school was honored by the federal government for closing the math achievement gap among kids of different races and economic situations.

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