Welcome to the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) website.  This is the place where you will apply to become the 2025 Maryland Principal of the Year. The Principal of the Year program recognizes an outstanding middle or high school principal who has succeeded in providing high-quality learning opportunities for students and staff, as well as demonstrating exemplary contributions to the profession. Each year, one middle or high school principal is chosen to receive the Maryland Principal of the Year (POY) award; the winner's name is then submitted  to NASSP for consideration in the National Principal of the Year Awards Program.

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.  The application deadline is Wednesday, March 20, 2024 by 9:00 p.m.

Congratulations on your nomination, and please do not hesitate to reach out to Addie Kaufman at [email protected] with questions.