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, 2023  Applications due to FASA

April 24, 2023  Judging process completed

May 2023  Florida winner sent to NASSP

June 13-15, 2023  Recognition at the FASA Discover '23 Conference

September 2023  Finalist interviews, Washington, D.C.

September 2023  Principals Institute, Washington, D.C.

October 2023  National Winner announced at a surprise ceremony at the winner’s school during National Principals Month