Welcome to the NASSP Principal of the Year Award website. The Principal of the Year program recognizes outstanding middle level and high school principals who have succeeded in providing high-quality learning opportunities for students as well as demonstrating exemplary contributions to the profession. Each year, the State Principal of the Year winners are submitted for consideration to be the National Principal of the Year.

If you are not yet registered, click “Register” on the left side navigation to get started with your application. The eligibility 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.



April 15, 2024  Applications due to FASA

April 26, 2024  Judging process completed

May 1, 2024  Florida winner sent to NASSP and winner notified

June 10-12, 2024  Recognition at the FASA Discover '24 Conference

October 2024  National Winner announced at a surprise ceremony at the winner’s school during National Principals Month