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.
2019 National Assistant Principal of the Year
Assistant Principal, Chief Ivan Blunka School
New Stuyahok, AK
Meghan Redmond has been a school administrator for a total of eight years, serving the last three as the assistant principal of Chief Ivan Blunka School in Alaska. Throughout her time at Chief Ivan, Redmond has worked tirelessly to build global-mindedness, equity, and positive school culture among her students and staff. By utilizing the local language and traditional values of the Yup’ik Eskimo Alaska Native population—which makes up nearly 100 percent of her community—Redmond helps inform instruction and decision-making to provide a culturally relevant education. As an administrator in a rural school district, she also recognizes the value in exposing her students to as many college and career opportunities as possible to ensure each student has equal access to the future of their choice, regardless of where they are from.