2022 North Dakota Assistant Principal of the Year call for Nominations

The NASSP National Assistant Principal of the Year program annually recognizes outstanding middle level and high school assistant principals who have succeeded in providing high-quality learning opportunities for students. These assistant principals are acknowledged by their peers for the exemplary contributions they have made to the profession.

Each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity, and the U.S. Department of State Office of Overseas Schools may 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 National Assistant Principal of the Year is selected from among the finalists.


  • Must be an active assistant principal of a public or private middle level or high school in North Dakota.

  • Must have served as an assistant principal at one or more middle level or high schools for three or more consecutive school years.

  • Must be a member of NDASSP and NASSP at the time of selection and throughout his or her tenure as State Assistant Principal of the Year.

  • Previous national winners of the NASSP National Assistant Principal of the Year award are ineligible.


Please send nominations to Russ Ziegler at russ.ziegler@ndcel.org by October 15, 2021.

NDASSP POY’s will have to have their applications submitted by November 15, 2021.

State winner announced by December 1, 2021