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). 

2016 Assistant Principal of the Year

Congratulations to Clint Williams, the 2016 Assistant Principal of the Year! Williams is a long-time AP at Skyridge Middle School in the Camas School District. 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. Remember, each year the honor alternates between the middle and high school levels.

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. Finalists will be announced in January 2016 and the winner will be announced in March 2016. 

For more information

Scott Seaman | Director, High School Programs 800.562.6100.