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Assistant Principal of the Year Applications

Deadline is Dec. 1

To get started go to: 

  • Click on Register
  • Click on NM
  • Click Register

  Fill out the Registration Information and set your user name and password. Click application to begin.

You may enter and exit the application at your convenience. You should save your work by clicking the save button. 

  All applicants are required to submit four email address for recommendations—one from each of the following:

  • Student
  • Parent/Community Member/Business Leader
  • Teacher
  • Administrator

 Each person will be provided questions to respond to regarding the applicant. They are required to go online (Web address is provided along with instructions) and complete responses to questions.

 You should contact each person to let them know that an email will be coming to them and the approximate date.  Note: You should advise your four colleagues to check all incoming mail as some emails end up in the “spam” folder. 

Allow sufficient time prior to your state deadline for your recommendations to be completed.

NASSP/Virco National Assistant Principal of the Year Program


About the Program
In 2004, NASSP and Virco partnered to applaud secondary school assistant principals in their dedication and success in school leadership. The NASSP/Virco National Assistant Principal of the Year program recognizes outstanding middle level and high school assistant principals who have demonstrated success in leadership, curriculum and personalization.

Selection Process
Each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity select one assistant principal to represent their state. From these state winners, three finalists are named as contenders for the National Assistant Principal of the Year award.

The NASSP/Virco National Assistant Principal of the Year is selected from among the finalists, and receives a $5,000 grant.

NASSP and Virco, Inc., honor all State Assistant Principals of the Year at a forum and awards banquet held each year in Washington, D.C. This event salutes assistant principals and provides an opportunity for them to share best practices and expertise with each other.

For more information on the NASSP/Virco National Assistant Principal of the Year Program, contact Leisl Moriarty, (703) 860-7308 or (703) 860-7308