Overview

The NASSP National Principal of the Year program recognizes outstanding middle level and high school principals. The program annually honors secondary school principals who have succeeded in providing high-quality learning opportunities for students as well as demonstrating exemplary contributions to the profession. 

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

From these state winners, three finalists are named as contenders for the National Principal of the Year award. The NASSP National Principal of the Year is selected from among the three finalists.

NASSP will conduct a professional background check on each of the three national finalists.

All State Principal of the Year winners are strongly encouraged to participate as part of a cohort in the November 2018 module of McKinsey Management Program for School Leaders (MMPSL): Mastering Challenging Conversations. This training is a powerful collaboration between NASSP and McKinsey Academy with a focus on using an empathetic and methodical approach to communicating through difficult situations.  You'll meet on your own schedule through a dynamic online platform and walk away with real-world solutions you can use in your schools as well as a nationally expanded PLC. This course will run for seven weeks with an anticipated time commitment of 10-15 total hours.

For more information on the NASSP National Principal of the Year Program, contact [email protected] or call 800-253-7746 x267.