Nominee Qualifications

Principal of the Year Nominee Qualifications

DoDEA Principal of the Year nominee qualifications align with the national organizations. In order for a principal to be considered he or she must meet the following qualifications.

Elementary/Middle School Principal Qualifications

DoDEA Principals who wish to be considered for the NAESP’s Principal’s program must meet to the following qualifications:

The nominee:

  1. is an active principal of an elementary or middle school.
    (a) Elementary schools are defined as those with students in grades Pre-K through 4, though older students may attend as well (PK-3, K-8, 1-6, etc.).
    (b) Middle schools are defined as those schools with students in grades 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8 only (5-6, 4-8, 6-8, 5-8, etc.).
     
  2. is a principal of a school with commitment to excellence :
    (a) who maintains or increases high academic achievement.
    (b) who is recognized for student excellence locally, regionally or nationally.
    (c) who shows strong educational leadership by setting high expectations for school staff and students.
    (d) who is respected by students, colleagues, parents, and the community.
     
  3. has been an active principal for at least five years.
Middle/High School Principal Qualifications

DoDEA Principals who wish to be considered for the NASSP Principal’s program must meet to the following qualifications:

The nominee:

  1. is an active principal of a middle or high school. (Middle schools and high schools are defined as those containing portion of grades 6 through 12 (6-8, 6-12, 5-7, 9-12, etc).
     
  2. is a school principal with a commitment to excellence:
    (a) who maintains or increases high academic achievement.
    (b) who is recognized for student excellence locally, regionally or nationally.
    (c) who shows strong educational leadership by setting high expectations for school staff and students.
    (d) who is respected by students, colleagues, parents, and the community.
     
  3. has been an active principal for at least three or more consecutive school years.

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Middle and Unit School Principal Candidate Protocol

Principal of the Year candidates who lead a middle school, K-12 or K-8 school (grade figuration K-8, K-12, 6-8, 5-8, or 7-8) are eligible to submit national application to either NAESP’s or NASSPs program. It is suggested that principals select the national program which they meet all qualifications and that best fits the identity of his or her school community.

  • Middle School Principals can apply through NAESP if the school has students in grades 4, 5, 6, 7, and/or 8 only.
  • Middle School Principals can apply through NASSP if the school has students with some portion of grades 6 through 12.