State Assistant Principals of the Year

Each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Office of Overseas Schools, and the U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity will select one assistant principal to represent their state. State winners are selected from applications submitted to the state associations.

Because each state’s selection process varies, please contact your state association for more information on their selection process.

2019 State Assistant Principals of the Year

State Name School
Alabama Donna Burke R. F. Bumpus Middle School
Alaska Meghan Redmond Chief Ivan Blunka School
Arizona Lainie Kitzmiller Empire High School
Arkansas Elizabeth Barker George Junior High School
California Katie Salo Mt. Carmel High School
Colorado Sara Linsacum Craig Middle School
Connecticut Dana Paredes West Haven High School
Georgia Jennifer Johnson North Gwinnett Middle School
Hawaii Meryl Matsumura Waipahu High School
Idaho Andrew Wray Burley High School
Illinois Amy Quattrone Westmont Junior High School
Indiana Delincia Smith Griffith High School
Iowa Valerie Nyberg Washington High School
Maine Kimberlee Bennett South Portland High School
Maryland John Seibel Hammond High School
Massachusetts Kevin Battle Kennedy Middle School
Michigan Nicholas Toodzio Mason Public Schools
Minnesota John Hayden Buffalo Community Middle School
Mississippi Sara Jane Russell Lake Cormorant High School
Missouri Lauren Cumming Bernard Middle School
Montana Katie Laslovich Bozeman High School
Nebraska Steve Throne Millard South High School
Nevada Marbella Alfonzo Sierra Vista High School
New Hampshire Matthew Malila Windham High School
New Jersey Terence Johnson Cumberland Regional High School
New Mexico Ryan Kettler Rio Rancho High School
New York William Bohen Transit Middle School
North Carolina Kathy Walker Troutman Middle School
North Dakota Harlan Johnson Magic City Campus High School
Ohio Ryan Patti Beachwood High School
Oklahoma Eliot Smith Bartlesville Public Schools
Oregon Thao Do-Gwilliam Stoller Middle School
Pennsylvania Jason Shover Mechanicsburg Middle School
Rhode Island Kristy Patten North Cumberland Middle School
South Carolina Lakisha Cook Muller Road Middle School
South Dakota David Preheim Tea Area High School
Tennessee Laicee Hatfield Karns High School
Texas Robert Daniel Tascosa High School
Utah Shane Jones Green Canyon High School
Vermont Gregory Schillinger Rutland High School
Virginia Kip Tuttle Johnson-Williams Middle School
Washington Lacey Griffiths R.A. Long High School
West Virginia Jeffrey Lacy Academy of Careers and Technology
Wisconsin Kathleen Westrich Ronald Reagan High School
Wyoming Daniel Abraham Jackson Hole High School