Recognition Programs

Principal of the Year

Be Recognized on the State and National Level as a Principal of the Year

This is your time to shine—and represent your state at the national level. If you are a principal who has made an exceptional difference in your school and community, apply to become your state principal of the year. Through applications submitted to state associations, each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Department of State Office of Oversees Schools, and the Department of Defense Education Activity select one middle level or high school principal to represent their state.

As a state winner, you will be invited to Washington, D.C., to be honored at the Principals Institute, a forum hosted by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). There you can share best practices with other state winners and advocate for education during a trip to Capitol Hill to meet your legislators. All state winners also compete for the title of National Principal of the Year through NASSP.

Learn more about the NASSP National Principal of the Year program at www.nassp.org/poy. Visit your state association website for details to begin your application at the state level.


Assistant Principal of the Year

Be Recognized on the State and National Level as an Assistant Principal of the Year

This is your time to shine—and represent your state at the national level. If you are an assistant principal who has made an exceptional difference in your school and community, apply to become your state assistant principal of the year. Through applications submitted to state associations, each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Department of State Office of Oversees Schools, and the Department of Defense Education Activity one middle level or high school assistant principal to represent their state. All state winners also compete for the title of National Assistant Principal of the Year through NASSP.

Learn more about the NASSP National Assistant Principal of the Year program at www.nassp.org/apoy. Visit your state association website for details to begin your application at the state level.