Assistant Principal of the Year Award

The Washington State Assistant Principal of the Year honor alternates yearly between a middle level principal (selected by the Association of Washington Middle Level Principals) and a high school principal (selected by the Washington Association of Secondary School Principals).

2017 Assistant Principal of the Year

Congratulations to Ricardo Iñiguez, the 2017 Assistant Principal of the Year! Iñiguez is a long-time AP at Wenatchee High School in the Wenatchee School District. Since leading the new PBIS initiative, now in its second year, changes are evident. Students are excited to see their picture posted in the hallway for the positive recognition, the staff have been honored with a picture in the local paper, and the community has bought into the changes by financially supporting Wenatchee High School’s work around recognizing students. Learn more.

Selection Process

Regional Distinguished Assistant Principals

The selection process begins at the regional level. Outstanding assistant principals are nominated from throughout Washington state for the Regional Distinguished Assistant Principal honor.

State Assistant Principal of the Year

Regional winners compete at the state level through a rigorous application process. (Award packets are sent to winners automatically.) The winner is announced each fall.

National Assistant Principal of the Year

The winners from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense, go on to compete at the national level. The National Association of Secondary School Principals, in conjunction with Virco, Inc., chooses three finalists for the National Assistant Principal of the Year.

For more information

Scott Seaman | Director, High School Programs 800.562.6100.