AASSP sponsors Regional and Statewide Principal of the Year recognition programs.
Region Principal of the Year Award(Requires a nomination from their region)
Each of the seven regions may nominate a principal for Regional Principal of the Year through their AASSP Regional Board Member. A call for nominations is made each spring, with recognition at the Fall Principals Conference each year. Nominations
should be submitted directly to the designated AASSP Region Director, who coordinates the voting/selection process for their Region.
All principals nominated for Regional Principal of the Year must be a member of AASSP/NASSP at time of nomination and selection and must have been a principal for three or more years.
Regional Principals of the Year may be nominated by anyone -- students, staff, parents, district office staff or principal peers. Nominations must include a RPOY Nomination form that can be obtained by the Regional AASSP board member.
nominations that meet all above criteria will be included in the ballot for
each region. Selection of the RPOY is made only by current AASSP members in their region.
Winners of their region's RPOY award are encouraged to then apply for the Alaska Principal of the Year by completing the NASSP/MetLife National Principal of the Year Award Application.
Alaska Principal of the Year Award(Requires completion of an Application)
Any eligible principal interested in recognition as Alaska's Middle School or High School of the Year must complete the NASSP/MetLife National Principal of the Year Award Application. Applicants must be members of AASSP and NASSP at the time of application, and must have been a principal in a K-12, middle or high school for three years. Applicants must be a member of AASSP/NASSP at the time of recognition and meet all other criteria.
A selection committee is formed and makes final selection. The selections made for Alaska Middle School and High School Principals of the Year are then forwarded to NASSP for consideration as National Principals of the Year.