Every year, AWSP selects a Washington State Principal of the Year. In the past, we've selected three state winners; one from elementary, one from middle level, and one from high school.
Beginning in 2020, we're revamping our process. We will select one winner per ESD, regardless of level, and select one state winner from the nine ESD/Regional winners. This aligns with the classified, teacher, and superintendent of the year award programs.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, AWSP made the difficult decision to “hit pause” on the 2019-2020 POY/APOY process. The good news is, we reopened the nomination process! Nominations will accepted through July 31.
For those who were nominated and completed the application, we are holding your completed packets and pushing them to the 2020-2021 POY/APOY round, which will be announced in October 2020. For those of you who were nominated but didn’t complete the application, you now have until August 31 to do so!
If the state winner is a member of NASSP, we will look at the other eight ESD/Regional Principal of the Year winners and select the highest scored application from a NAESP member. That person will represent our state at the national level and vice versa; if the state winner is a NAESP winner, we'll select the best application from a NASSP member to represent Washington for their national component.
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