Department of Defense Education Activity

Principal of the Year Nominations

Nomination period for Principal of the Year 2021 is open through November 13, 2020

Nomination Process

POY Nominate Now

Nominations for DoDEA PoY may be submitted by students, teachers, parents, DoDEA leadership, and military community members. (DoDEA Principals may not self-nominate.)

If you are interested in nominating a DoDEA principal candidate for the DoDEA Principal of the Year Program, please complete this form to include a statement identifying the strengths and skills that you feel make the nominee eligible for this award. Successful candidates will be required to complete a formal application upon notification from their regional point-of-contact.

See AWARD AND PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES to learn more about the benefits of being name DoDEA principal of the year.

2021 Principal of the Year nomination submission Now Open


2021 Principal of the Year Timeline

Calendar icon Nomination Period Aug 10 - Nov 13, 2020
Application Period Nov 23, 2020 - Jan 15, 2021
Regional POY Selection Period Jan 25 - Feb 26, 2021
DoDEA POY Announcement and Celebration Period Mar 1 - Apr 1, 2021
DoDEA POY Selection Period (HQ) Feb 26 - Apr 5, 2021
DoDEA POY Announcement, Celebration, and Initiation of National Application Process Apr 5 - May 14, 2021