MN National Outstanding Assistant Principal Award
The National Association of Elementary School Principals and MESPA are committed to preparing assistant principals to step into the principal role. We honor PreK-8 assistant principals who are doing a superb job in their roles. This program promotes educational excellence for pre-kindergarten through eighth grade (PreK-8) schooling and calls attention to the fundamental importance of the assistant principal.
Congratulations to our 2017 National Outstanding Assistant Principal: Sara Schmidt
Principal Domer wrote in his letter of recommendation for Schmidt, “Sara has had a profound impact on the student and staff culture in our building. She has a reputation for building strong relationships with everyone in our school. She does this through acts of appreciation, by demonstrating high levels of skill in her various job duties, and by getting great results with everything she manages. Students, teachers, and parents consistently describe her as a kind, competent, and passionate leader. As her principal, I am truly reliant on Sara to manage the many in-the- moment details of any given school day. I trust her like no other and appreciate our collaborative relationship.”
Click here to read Sara's full press release
How to Apply:
Applications due November 20, 2017: Applications will become available in early September 2017. Please check back then!
Application Reviewed December 2017: Applications will be read in December, the afternoon following the MESPA board meeting. The selection committee consists of the MESPA President-Elect (chair) and 12 MESPA Division Presidents-Elect. The scoring rubric is similar to the one used for the National Distinguished Principal Program (built around the six national principal standards).