Congratulations on your nomination for the MASSP Assistant Principal-of-the-Year (APOY) Award.  You should be honored and proud to be considered an exemplary school leader!  I will be happy to share the name of the person/people who nominated you if you want to know.  Contact me at [email protected].

I officially welcome you to the Assistant Principal-of-the-Year (APOY) Award website. The APOY award program recognizes one outstanding middle or high school assistant principal who is an exemplary school leader.  Assistant Principals who demonstrate instructional leadership; engage students, staff and community members; empower teachers and teacher leaders; contribute to a positive school culture; and maintain a safe and healthy environment are encouraged to apply for this award.  Additionally, a qualified APOY has demonstrated exemplary contributions to the school leadership profession. Each year, the MASSP Assistant Principal-of-the Year winner's application is submitted for consideration in the National Assistant Principal-of-the-Year Awards Program.  The application you complete for MASSP is also the application for NASSP; therefore, you only need to complete the application one time.  While it is time consuming now, it will save you time for the national program.

You are encouraged to complete the application; the deadline date for applications is November 10, 2023 by 9:00 p.m.   If you are not registered from a past application, click “Register” on the left side navigation to get started with your application. If you completed an application in the past, you should click on your name.  The eligibility requirements and rubric are available to assist you in meeting the criteria that the reviewers will use to score your application. Once registered, you may enter the application page to begin the application process.  Again, the application deadline is November 10, 2023 at 9:00 p.m.  Please note that if you are selected as the MASSP APOY, you must be a member of MASSP/NASSP to move forward in the national awards program.  The expectation, should you win, is that you will join MASSP/NASSP and remain a member for a few years.

Make sure you regularly follow up with your references to ensure they submit their information in a timely fashion.  If you have any questions regarding the application, contact Addie Kaufman at [email protected] or call 443-545-9988.  I can put you in touch with the IT person for assistance.

Congratulations again!


Addie Kaufman, Executive Director