Dates and Deadlines for the Digital Principals of the Year program
March 1, 2021
2021 NASSP Digital Principal of the Year application available online
April 30, 2021
Digital Principal of the Year applications due to NASSP
June 3, 2021
2021 Digital Principals of the Year are announced.
July 14-16, 2021
2021 Digital Principals of the Year are recognized at the 2021 National Principals Conference. Learn more
The Digital Principals of the Year program honors principals who exhibit bold, creative leadership in their drive to harness the potential of new technologies to further learning goals.
Congratulations to the 2021 Digital Principals of the Year!
The 2021 Digital Principals of the Year are Marcus Belin, principal of Huntley High School in Huntley, IL; Trevor Goertzen, principal of Spring Hill Middle School in Spring Hill, KS; and Cindy Sholtys-Cromwell, principal of Kelso Virtual Academy in Kelso, WA.
NASSP honors three NASSP-member principals in schools that cover any subset of grades 6–12. Criteria for the award are based on the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Standards for Administrators and the applications of those skills to further the Building Ranks™ framework for school improvement.
Winners receive an expenses-paid (airfare, lodging, and registration) trip to the annual national conference. In addition, winners will have an opportunity to speak at the National Principals Conference. Winners will also be featured on the cover of Principal Leadership magazine.