NASSP is committed to connecting and engaging school leaders, and in doing so, improving and strengthening education. Recipients of the following two awards contribute work of national prominence and/or work that significantly impacts a sector, community, or NASSP’s goals in key ways.


The Distinguished Service to Education Award celebrates individuals, organizations, foundations, corporations, or publications for significantly improving or strengthening education.


The Distinguished Service to NASSP Award is presented to individuals or organizations. It recognizes service which has contributed significantly to NASSP’s vision to support great leaders in every school committed to the success of each student.


Award recipients will be recognized at the National Principals Conference each year.

The 2021 Distinguished Service Awards applications are now closed. For questions regarding these awards, please contact Felicia Fett at fettf@nassp.org.