Principal of the Year Nominations

Nomination period for Principal of the Year 2023 is now closed.

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Nomination Process

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 named DoDEA principal of the year.

2023 Principal of the Year Timeline


Nomination Period Aug 1 - Nov 14, 2022
Application Period Nov 21, 2022 - Jan 13, 2023
Regional POY Selection Period Jan 23 - Feb 24, 2023
DoDEA POY Announcement and Celebration Period Feb 27 - Apr 7, 2023
DoDEA POY Selection Period (HQ) Feb 27 - Apr 7, 2023
DoDEA POY Announcement, Celebration, and Initiation of National Application Process Apr 10 - May 12, 2023


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