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.


Nominate an Outstanding Building Leader! 

MASSP & MASC/MAHS have expanded our Administrators of the Year Awards Program. We will now honor a Middle School and High School winner for both the Principal and Assistant Principal of the Year. 

Click here to view article outlining updates/additional details. (forthcoming)

Timeline & Process Updated

  • September 13 | Applications are Due by 5:00 p.m.
  • September 14 – 22 | MASC/MAHS Selection Committee convenes and selects top 3-5 candidates as finalists to be sent to the MASSP Selection Committee to review.
  • By Mid October | Nominees & Finalists recognized in Headlines & Social Media
    • Winner, other nominees and nominators for all awards will be notified by mid October of the application status. Announcement of all four awards (MS/HS APOY & POY) will happen by the end of October 2024.
  • By End of October | Winners will be recognized in an email to membership and on social media.
  • December 15 | National Application Due for Awards
  • February 2025 | Winners recognized (if able) at the MASC/MAHS Student Leadership State Conference
  • April 2025 | State Assistant Principal of the Year Celebration
  • June 2025 | Winners attend and are recognized at MASSP’s annual EdCon conference
  • July 2025 | NASSP State Principal of the Year Celebration & National Conference
    • National Conference both State APOYs & POYs invited and different items are covered depending on the award. 

2025-26 Principal of the Year Awards

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 2025-26 MI MS/HS POY


2025 Assistant Principal of the Year Awards

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 2025 MI MS/HS APOY


Past Recipients

Principal of the Year Past Recipients

Assistant Principal of the Year Past Recipients

Current 2024 Administrators of the Year

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Jon Wilcox,
Petoskey MS

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Jessica Lupone,
Bloomfield Hills HS