2008 State and National
of the Year
Official Awards Application
If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my travels, it’s that behind every great school, you’ll
find great leaders. In an increasingly competitive global community, preparation for
college and the workforce depends on strong and innovative leadership in our nation’s
schools. Assistant principals are hard at work in communities across America empowering
teachers, engaging parents, and ensuring every child gets the education they deserve.
That is the kind of leadership we want to honor and also use to inspire others in their
efforts to help all our children succeed.
—Secretary Margaret Spellings
U.S. Department of Education
NASSP and our partner Virco are proud to recognize our nation’s outstanding secondary
school assistant principals. We know that the key to a school’s success lies with its
leadership. The assistant principals we honor in this program represent the best of the best,
and we are pleased to salute them for their hard work and efforts.”
—Gerald N. Tirozzi
Executive Director, NASSP
Virco salutes assistant principals for their hard work and dedication. We’re proud to sponsor
the NASSP State and National Assistant Principal of the Year Program.”
—Larry O. Wonder
Vice President of Sales, Virco Inc.
Each state honoree will demonstrate success in the following areas:
• Involves teachers, staff members, parents, students, and the community in achieving the goals of the school
• Provides direction or focus to achieve the school’s goals as a member of the school’s leadership team
• Models continuous professional growth
• Teaches, coaches, and assists others in professional development that focuses on student learning
• Balances management tasks with instructional leadership tasks
• Utilizes effective problem-solving techniques.
Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
• Improves teaching and learning by implementing programs and improvem