Procedures

Each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity, and the U.S. Department of State Office of Overseas Schools may select one assistant principal to represent their state. Each state may select one state winner to represent their state. The state winner may be either a high school or a middle level assistant principal.  

The state association executive director in each state must identify the state winner and “send” the finalized online application to NASSP for consideration. All state winners must use the official online 2021 NASSP National Assistant Principal of the Year application form; no other forms will be accepted.

Each state affiliate determines its own application deadline, selection process and announcement date. Each applicant must contact his or her state affiliate to inquire about application procedures and requirements.

If you have questions regarding the application form or process, please call 800-253-7746, ext. 267 or email [email protected].

 

Important Dates

August 2020

2021 NASSP National Assistant Principal of the Year application available

Varies by state

State affiliate application deadline

December 1, 2020

All state affiliate winners' applications are due to NASSP

April 2021

National Assistant Principal of the Year annouced during National Assistant Principals Week (April 5-9, 2021)

July 14-17, 2021

State Assistant Principals of the Year recognized at the National Principals Conference - Denver, CO

 

Recognition for State Honorees

Each state assistant principal of the year will be recognized and honored by his or her state association. The nature of the recognition and honors vary by state.

The 2021 National Assistant Principal of the Year will be announced in April 2021 during National Assistant Principal’s Week.

NASSP will honor the state assistant principals of the year at the National Principals Conference in Denver, CO on July 14-17, 2021.

 

National Selection

Judging for the National Assistant Principal of the Year is conducted virtually by reviewing applications online. Three finalists for the NASSP National Assistant Principal of the Year award will be selected from among eligible state assistant principals of the year by a judging panel composed of national leaders in education, state affiliate executive directors and staff members of NASSP and other national educational associations.  From this distinguished group of three finalists one National Assistant Principal of the Year will be selected.

The selection of the National Assistant Principal of the Year is final.