PoY


Each year, MASSP receives hundreds of entries for our Principal of the Year awards which features nominations of exemplary leaders in school administration at the Middle and Secondary levels.  Award recipients are typically surprised with an award and honored at our annual EdCon conference for being an outstanding Principal or Assistant Principal.

Please use the links below to download the nomination forms.  Directions and requirements for submission are outlined in each document.  If you have any questions, please email maggie@massp.com or call the MASSP Office at (517) 327-5315.


Applications are Open for Principal of the Year!

2024 Principal of the Year Timeline, Nomination Information & Form

  • February 2 | Applications are Due by 5:00 p.m.
  • February 4 | MASC/MAHS Selection Committee convenes and selects top 3 candidates 
  • February 5 | MASSP Selection Committee is sent candidates information & rubrics 
  • February 9 | MASSP Selection Committee scoring/feedback due back to MASSP 
  • February 12 - 29 | Nominees & finalists notified of their current status for the award and will be recognized to MASSP & MASC/MAHS Membership via Email or E-Newsletter 
  • March / April | Announcement of MI POY 2024 will happen between March & April. Finalists will be notified of their status closer to the announcement date. 
  • May | National application for POY due in May for the Michigan POY 2024 Winner

Nomination Criteria, Information Packet & Superintendent Signature Page*
*Superintendent Signature Page Required for Submission 
It is highly recommended you review the entire packet before submitting information.

Submission Form 2024 MI POY


2025 Assistant Principal of the Year Application Timeline Updated

  • April 15 | Applications Open 
  • September 13 | Applications Close 
  • September 13 - 15 | MASC/MAHS BOD/Executive BOD meets to review & select top 3
  • September 16 - 20 | MASSP Board reviews the top 3 applications September 
  • September 20 - 30 | Nominees & finalists notified of their current status for the award and will be recognized to MASSP & MASC/MAHS Membership via Email or E-Newsletter 
  • October | Announcement of APOY 2025. Finalists will be notified of their status closer to the announcement date. 
  • December | National application for APOY due in December for the Michigan APOY 2025 Winner

Past Recipients

Principal of the Year Past Recipients

Assistant Principal of the Year Past Recipients

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