It is time to submit nominations for the 2013 National Distinguished Principal for California. This is a recognition award for elementary and middle school principals co-sponsored by the Elementary Council of ACSA and their national affiliate, the National Association of Elementary School principals. Selections are made in cooperation with the US Department of Education and our corporate sponsor, AIG VALIC.
The National Distinguished Principal program is designed to recognize the outstanding leadership of active, on-line principals. It is not a recognition of service at retirement nor a national program reward for those honored at the regional or state level. California certainly has great principals. California’s NDP should be “the best of the best”.
The National Distinguished Principal nomination period is now open. Applications are due March 28, to Joan Ruzic, in the Sacramento ACSA office. The application is quite comprehensive, must be completed by the nominee, and must include letters of reference and support from the nominee’s superintendent, a fellow principal, a teacher on the nominee’s staff, and a parent/community member. Nomination packets will be reviewed in April by California’s past NDPs, with a selection announced in May. The 2013 National Distinguished principal will be invited to attend honor ceremonies in Washington, D.C. in the fall of 2013.
Nominees must be active principals, have served in the principalship for at least five years, and remain active in the principalship through the 2013-14 school year. Nominees must display a strong commitment to the principalship through active participation in professional associations and must assume an active role in the community. NDPs are leaders who truly make a difference.
Applications must be mailed to:
Association of California Administrators
1029 J Street, Suite 500
Sacramento, CA 95814
**Applications are due at the above address no later than Thursday, March 28, 2013.**