Most Recent National Assistant Principal of the Year Winner
The role of the assistant principal has changed dramatically in recent years—today's assistant principals are involved in all aspects of education, including curriculum development, research, personalization, and school-community relationships. The National Assistant Principal of the Year award-winners stand out in their ability to excel in this ever-demanding role.
Since 2005, NASSP has recognized a National Assistant Principal of the Year.
2017 National Assistant Principal of the Year
Black River Middle School
Described as a "connector" by fellow faculty at his school, Brad Currie has a reputation for linking teachers with educators across the globe and getting students tapped into the world via technology. He has accomplished this by co-founding and co-moderating #Satchat, a weekly Twitter discussion for current and emerging school leaders. Students at his school are engaged in an atmosphere with current and exciting STEM coursework, which is available because of Mr. Currie's influence. Furthermore, administrators, teachers, and students alike have noted how much Mr. Currie has done to “promote a safe, supported, and well-supervised place for all children to work and grow.”
“Brad Currie's commitment to making meaningful connections among faculty, students, and the community are part of what makes him a powerful multiplier of effective practice at his school and to other school leaders across the country." NASSP Executive Director JoAnn Bartoletti remarked. "We are honored to recognize Brad and to hold him as a model of effective and visionary leadership."