NASSP Principal of the Year Alumni Network

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About the NASSP Principal of the Year Alumni Network

Connecting past State Principals of the Year and NASSP Digital Principals of the Year with meaningful opportunities to engage with each other and with NASSP.


NASSP membership not required to join.

NASSP Principal of the Year Alumni Network Facilitators

Winston Sakurai
2016 DPOY
Executive Officer, OCID Instructional Practices & Curriculum Review for the Hawaii State Dept. of Education
Honolulu, HI

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Kerensa Wing
2019 POY
Educational Consultant




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Upcoming Network Meetings

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Middle School Leaders Network Meeting

December 8, 2022, 5:00–6:00 p.m. ET

Middle level leaders meet monthly via Zoom to talk about challenges unique to preparing students for high school. Share via: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Copy Link Email More

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Principal of the Year Leadership Network

December 13, 2022, 5:00–6:00 p.m. ET

During this Zoom meeting, past State Principals of the Year and NASSP Digital Principals of the Year connect with each other. Share via: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Copy Link Email More

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Rural Schools Network Meeting

December 15, 2022, 7:00–8:00 p.m. ET

School leaders in rural communities strengthen their connections in this monthly online meeting. Share via: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Copy Link Email More

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NASSP New Principals Network Meeting

December 20, 2022, 6:00–7:00 p.m. ET

A monthly meeting for principals seeking support and mentoring in their first three years of school leadership. Share via: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Copy Link Email More

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