Department of Defense Education Activity

Nominee Qualifications

Principal of the Year Nominee Qualifications

DoDEA Principals must meet the following qualifications in alignment with the NASSP and NAESP recognition programs. The nominee:

  1. Is an active DoDEA School Principal.
  2. Is a DoDEA School Principal with a commitment to excellence:
    • Who maintains or increases high academic achievement.
    • Who is recognized for student excellence locally, DoDEA Regionally, or nationally.
    • Who shows strong educational leadership by setting high expectations for school staff and students.
    • Who is respected by students, colleagues, parents, and the community.
  3. Has been an active principal for at least 5 years, at school(s) within or outside of DoDEA, with a minimum of 3 consecutive years of experience, to include the current school year.
  4. Has not previously been selected as DoDEA POY.