Welcome to the National & Maryland Principal of the Year Award website. The Principal of the Year program recognizes one outstanding middle and one outstanding high school principal who have succeeded in providing high-quality learning opportunities for students and staff, as well as demonstrating exemplary contributions to the profession. Each year, one Middle and one High School principal are chosen to receive the Maryland Principal of the Year award; however, only ONE winner's name is 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 this year is Sunday, March 20, 2022 by midnight.

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