Principal of the Year Nominations

Nomination period for Principal of the Year 2024 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. 

See Award and Professional Opportunities to learn more about the benefits of being named DoDEA principal of the year.

2024 Principal of the Year Timeline


Nomination Period Oct. 1 - Nov. 13, 2023
Application Period Nov. 20 - Jan. 2, 2024
Regional POY Selection Period Jan. 3 - Jan. 26, 2024
DoDEA Regional POY Announcement and Celebration Period Feb. 9 - Mar. 1, 2024
DoDEA POY Selection Period (HQ) Feb. 9 - Mar. 1, 2024
DoDEA POY Announcement, Celebration, and Initiation of National Application Process Mar. 4 - May 1, 2024


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