RECOGNITION PROGRAM

The Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals (MASSP) seeks to recognize exemplary performance among secondary school principals who have succeeded in providing high-quality learning opportunities for students. Nominations for the awards may be submitted by colleagues, parents, students, or self-nominated.  The nomination form should be completed and mailed to MASSP, 2409 West Ash ST, Columbia, MO 65203-0045 or faxed 573/445-6416.  Nominees will be asked to complete an initial application form that will be screened by their MASSP district. 

Forms will be forwarded to the appropriate MASSP district for screening and selection.  Those recognized by the district association will be encouraged to submit additional information as a part of the MASSP/NASSP recognition programs.  Those selected at the district association level are encouraged to apply for the MASSP High School, Middle School or Assistant Principal of the Year; however MASSP and NASSP membership are required for consideration as the state HS or MS Principal or AP of the Year. The individual selected for the state award will be asked to complete additional materials to be submitted to NASSP.

 General Criteria:

  1.   Serves as an active, full-time administrator at the time of district or state selection
  2.   Is a member of MASSP (and NASSP for consideration at the national level)
  3.   Demonstrates positive impact on education and advocacy for students
  4.   Ensures the school climate is positive and reflects high staff and student morale
  5.   Demonstrates creativity and imagination in bringing about positive change
  6.   Willing to take risks to improve student learning
  7.   Moves actively to implement the goals and objectives of the school
  8.   Works collaboratively with staff to improve the educational program and student achievement
  9.   Anticipates emerging problems and acts effectively to resolve them
  10.   Involves the community in the life of the school and uses community resources for students


Exemplary New Principal (1-3 years in the profession)
Open to administrators who have completed no more than three years as a principal.
Each MASSP district may select one individual to be recognized at the annual fall conference.
 
Assistant Principal of the Year
Open to administrators who have been in the same position as assistant principal for three years or more.  Each MASSP district may select one individual to be recognized at the annual fall conference and one of those individuals will be selected as the MASSP Assistant Principal of the Year and will be entered in the NASSP/Virco Assistant Principal of the Year Program.
 
Middle School Principal of Year
Open to administrators who have been in the same middle school for three years or more.
Each MASSP district may select one individual to be recognized at the annual fall conference and one of those individuals will be selected as the MASSP Middle Level Principal of the Year and will be recognized at the spring conference and entered in the NASSP/MetLife Principal of the Year Program. 


High School Principal of the Year
Open to administrators who have been in the same high school for three years or more.
Each MASSP district may select one individual to be recognized at the annual fall conference and one of those individuals will be selected as the MASSP High School Principal of the Year and will be recognized at the spring conference and entered in the NASSP/MetLife Principal of the Year Program.