Principals and Assistant Principals of the Year


TASSP seeks to recognize exemplary performance among campus level administrators in Texas. The Region Outstanding Principal/Assistant Principal Awards are presented at the Josten’s Night of the Stars Awards Dinner held in conjunction with the TASSP Summer Workshop.

The application form should be completed and forwarded to the appropriate TASSP Region Coordinator. Contact the Region Coordinator for region deadline information. Each region must report its 2018-2019 winners to the TASSP office by June 14, 2018. (These outstanding administrators will be recognized at the 2019 Summer Workshop)
Each region will screen nominations and may select one outstanding administrator from each of the following categories:

  • High school principal 
  • Junior high or middle school principal
  • High school assistant principal
  • Junior high or middle school assistant principal

NOTE: Download the application to your computer, open that copy, complete and save it for your records.
For region recognition, send the completed application to your TASSP Region Coordinator. Find your Coordinator on your TASSP Region page.
If you have received Region POY/APOY and want to apply for state/national recognition, send the completed application to [email protected]
This application will then be forwarded to the Principal Image Committee to determine finalists for the Texas Principals/Assistant Principal of the Year.

John M. Martinez, Jr. Recognized as Texas Principal
of the Year in Washington D. C. | 2017-2018

Mr. John M. Martinez, Jr. was recognized by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) in Washington D.C. on September 23-26, 2018 as part of the NASSP 2018 Principal Institute. Mr. Martinez, Principal at Mackenzie Middle School, Lubbock ISD, represented Texas in this national recognition program where principals representing the fifty states participated in professional development and advocacy training. Read more...