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 3, 2020 Applications due to FASA
April 17, 2020 Judging process completed
May 1, 2020 Florida winner sent to NASSP
June 9-11, 2020 Recognition at the FASA Discover '20 Conference
September 28, 2020 Finalist interviews, Washington, D.C.
September 28–October 1, 2020 Principals Institute, Washington, D.C.
October 2020 National Winner announced at a surprise ceremony at the winner’s school during National Principals Month