Reston, VA—Donna Tippin, National Elementary Honor Society (NEHS) adviser and teacher at Bryant Elementary School in Tampa, FL, has just been named the 2021 NEHS Adviser of the Year by the National Elementary Honor Society. This award is supported by NEHS’s parent organizations, the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) and the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP). 

“As an NEHS adviser, Tippin has used her passion for teaching to inspire and motivate her elementary school students to live up to their fullest potential,” said NASSP CEO Ronn Nozoe. “She embodies the NEHS values of service, leadership, scholarship, and responsibility, and compassionately motivates her students to exemplify those values as well.”

“Student leadership opportunities are an integral component to positive school culture, and NEHS provides students with meaningful service to the school and community to develop essential leadership skills,” said NAESP Executive Director Dr. L. Earl Franks, CAE. “That is why NAESP and NASSP are proud to recognize outstanding advisers like Donna Tippin who motivate and support student success.”

Donna Tippin has served as Bryant Elementary’s NEHS adviser for the past six years, and has earned a wide variety of other education awards in her home state of Florida, including Educator of the Year, Teacher of the Year, State High Impact Teacher, and Barnes and Noble Local Educator of the Year.

NASSP and NAESP are proud to honor Donna Tippin with this award that recognizes her service to the Bryant Elementary community. Tippin’s commitment to education and student leadership is reflective of the commitment of all Honor Society advisers, and we are extremely appreciative of her willingness to serve in this role.


The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) is the leading organization of middle level and high school principals and other school leaders across the United States. NASSP seeks to transform education through school leadership, recognizing that the fulfillment of each student’s potential relies on great leaders in every school committed to the success of each student. Reflecting its long-standing commitment to student leadership development, NASSP administers the National Honor SocietyNational Junior Honor SocietyNational Elementary Honor Society, and National Student Council.


Established in 1921, the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) leads in the advocacy and support for elementary and middle level principals in the United States and internationally. NAESP supports principals as the primary catalysts for creating lasting foundations for learning through policy and professional learning, advocacy, programs, and resources for effective instructional leadership. NAESP advances the profession on behalf of all principals, providing specialized support and mentoring for early career principals. Key focus areas include preK–3 education, school safety, technology and digital learning, and capacity-building educator evaluation. For more information about NAESP, please visit