National Principal of the Year Award

The NASSP National Principal of the Year program recognizes outstanding middle level and high school principals. The program annually honors secondary school principals who have succeeded in providing high-quality learning opportunities for students as well as demonstrating exemplary contributions to the profession. 

Each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Department of State Office of Overseas Schools, and the Department of Defense Education Activity select one middle level or high school principal to represent their state. 

From these state winners, three finalists are named as contenders for the National Principal of the Year award. The NASSP National Principal of the Year is selected from among the finalists.

Apply here.


April 1, 2018  Applications due to FASA

April 15, 2018  Judging process completed

May 1, 2018  Florida winner sent to NASSP

June 11-14, 2018  Recognition at the FASA Discover '18 Conference