The NASSP Board of Directors seeks qualified candidates to fill three vacant positions. The selected candidates will each serve a three-year term commencing on August 1, 2021, and ending on July 31, 2024.

Instructions for Candidates

  • Complete the online nomination form.
  • Upload all required documents.
  • Electronically sign and submit the nomination package.

Application Requirements

A nomination package must include the following to be considered complete:

  • Nomination form completed and electronically signed by applicant
  • Three (3) letters of reference
  • Superintendent acknowledgment of candidacy
  • Nominee resume

As per the NASSP Bylaws, Article I, NASSP has as its purpose to improve and strengthen middle level and high school education by:

  • Promoting high professional standards
  • Focusing attention on school leaders’ challenges
  • Providing a national voice for school leaders
  • Building public confidence in education
  • Strengthening the role of the principal as instructional leader
  • Publicizing the issues and interests of association members in the news media

Expectations to Serve on the NASSP Board of Directors

  • Must be active members who are practicing principals or assistant principals
  • Must be willing to act in the best interest of the organization, rather than the interests of a constituency, state, region, or special interest group
  • Must attend, be prepared for, and conscientiously participate in the board’s work for a three-year term
  • Must demonstrate a proven interest in the mission of NASSP and have a knowledge and understanding of the work of NASSP
  • Must work to protect NASSP assets and provide financial oversight by assisting in annual budget development and ensuring proper financial controls are in place
  • Must avoid even the appearance of conflict and must disclose any potential conflicts
  • Must exhibit the characteristics sought by NASSP as reflected in the board of directors’ Candidate Profile below, although candidates need not meet all criteria

Candidate Profile

  • Section 1. Experience With NASSP
    • Proven interest in the mission of NASSP
    • Knowledge and understanding of the work of NASSP
  • Section 2. Professional Attributes and Experience
    • Experience as a strategic leader
    • Extensive professional network of educators, business leaders, and policymakers
    • Experience with public policy advocacy at the local, state, or federal level
  • Section 3. Governance Experience and Attributes
    • Experienced board and/or governance member
    • Experience with financial management oversight (budget responsibility and fiscal accountability)
    • Willingness to act in the best interest of the organization as a whole, rather than the interest of a particular constituency, state, region, or special interest group
    • Ability to participate consistently in the board’s work
    • Fundraising experience and willingness to solicit contributions from contacts
    • Willingness to make financial contributions
  • Section 4. Personal Attributes
    • Experience working with people from diverse backgrounds
    • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively
    • Sense of humor, positive presence
    • Demonstrated entrepreneurial vision

Nominations are now closed. Contact Felicia D. Fett at [email protected] or 703-860-7235 for technical support.