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Principals of the Year

Principal of the Year

The NASSP National Principal of the Year program recognizes outstanding middle level and high school principals. The program annually honors secondary school principals who have succeeded in providing high-quality learning opportunities for students as well as demonstrating exemplary contributions to the profession. 

Each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Department of State Office of Overseas Schools, and the U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity select one middle level or high school principal to represent their state. 

From these state winners, three finalists are named as contenders for the National Principal of the Year award. The NASSP National Principal of the Year is selected from among the three finalists.

NASSP will conduct a professional background check on each of the three national finalists.

For more information on the NASSP National Principal of the Year Program, contact recognition@nassp.org or call 800-253-7746 x267.

 

 

Link to NASSP website for more information and application form:
      
http://www.nassp.org/Awards-and-Recognition/Principal-of-the-Year

Assistant Principal of the Year

  • The NASSP National Assistant Principal of the Year program annually recognizes outstanding middle level and high school assistant principals who have succeeded in providing high-quality learning opportunities for students. These assistant principals are acknowledged by their peers for the exemplary contributions they have made to the profession.

    Each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity, and the U.S. Department of State Office of Overseas Schools may select one assistant principal to represent their state. The state winner may be either a high school or a middle-level assistant principal.

    From these state winners, three finalists are named as contenders for the National Assistant Principal of the Year award. The NASSP National Assistant Principal of the Year is selected from among the finalists.

    For more information on the NASSP National Assistant Principal of the Year program, contact recognition@nassp.org or call 800-253-7746 x267.

     

    Link to NASSP website for more information and application form:

         http://www.nassp.org/Awards-and-Recognition/Assistant-Principal-of-the-Year

POY Recipients

Year

Name

2022

Jen Fremstad

West Fargo High School

West Fargo

2021

Terry Bentz

Grant County High School

Grant County

2020

Aaron Schramm

Park River Area High School

Park River

2019

Shane Azure

Northwood High School 

Northwood

2018

Shane Azure

Northwood High School

Northwood

2017

Kristi Brandt

Valley City High School

Valley City

2016

Jay Townsend

Fairmount High School

Fairmount

2015

Scott Faul

Magic City Campus

Minot

2014

Dave Wheeler  

Larimore High School 

Larimore

2013

Kevin Hoherz

Stanley High School 

Stanley

2012

Todd Kaylor

Beulah High School

Beulah

2011

Mark Andresen

Mandan High School

Mandan

2010

Chris Kittleson 

Williston High School 

Williston

2009

Gary Clark

West Fargo High School

West Fargo

2008

Todd Bertsch

South High School

Fargo

2007

David Zwingel

Rugby High School

Rugby

2006

Tim Michaelson

Enderlin High School

Enderlin

2005

Steve Quintus

Killdeer High School

Killdeer

2004

Mike Heilman

Century High School

Bismarck

2003

Pam Cronin

Larimore High School

Larimore

2002

Wayne Johnson

Rolette High School

Rolette

2001

Alton Nygaard

Des Lacs High School

Des Lacs

2000

Arlyce Schulte

Harvey High School 

Harvey

1999

Bob Toso

Valley City High School

Valley City

1998

Dale Ekstrom

Mandan High School

Mandan

1997

 Mike Norland

Williston Junior High School

Williston

1996

Cleo Boschee

Wishek High School

Wishek

1995

Ed Boger

Center High School

Center

1994

Wayne Levang

Lisbon High School

Lisbon

1993

John Salwei 

Williston High School

Williston

1992

 Lynn Flanagan

Grafton High School

Grafton

1991

Richard Oltholff

Magic City Campus

Minot

1990

John Gengler

Richardton High School

Richardton

1989

Arlo Howe

Dickinson High School

Dickinson

1988

John Yonker

Hughes Junior High School

Bismarck

1987

Del Easton

Williston High School

Williston

1986

 Everett Knudsvig

Red River High School

Grand Forks

1985

Virgil Buchholtz

Jamestown High School

Jamestown

1984

Les Nyhus

Devil's Lake High School

Devil's Lake

APOY Recipients

Year

Name

2022

Kathy Cieslak

Fargo North High School

Fargo

2021

Dale Miller

Davies High School

Fargo

2020

Wayne Samson

West Fargo High School

West Fargo

2019

Harlan Johnson

Minot High School - Central Campus

Minot

2018

Dr. Kelly Peters

Grand Forks High School

Grand Forks

2017

Amber Rudolph

Cheney Middle School

West Fargo

2016

Holly Ripley

(National NASSP Assistant of the Year!!) 

West Fargo High School

West Fargo

2015

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2014

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2013

Shane Martin

Fargo North High School

Fargo

2012

Perry Just

 Mandan High School 

Mandan

2011

Jennifer Fremstad

South High School

Fargo

2010

Cory Steiner

West Fargo High School

West Fargo

2009

Marcy Blikre

South High School

Fargo

2008

Mickey Jordan

Dickinson High School

Dickinson

2007

Charles Kranz

Minot Magic City Campus

Minot

2006

Sherry Heaton

Simle Middle School

Bismarck

2005

Barry Lentz

South Middle School

Grand Forks

2004

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2003

Brian Beehler

Wachter Middle School

Bismarck

2002

Kim Slotsve

Red River High School

Grand Forks

2001

Scott Howe

Century High School

Bismarck

2000

Marlon “Buck” Kasowski

Central High School

Grand Forks

1999

Mary Hill

Bismarck High School

Bismarck

1998

John Horpedahl

Red River High School

Grand Forks

1997

Jeffrey Schatz

Central High School

Grand Forks

1996

Gary Clark

West Fargo High School

West Fargo

1995

Jim Gentile

Valley City High School

Valley City

1994

Dan Furaus

Mandan High School

Mandan

1993

Rick Heidt

Bismarck High School

Bismarck

1992

Jim Stenehjem

Central High School

Grand Forks

1991

Ron Witt

Red River High School

Grand Forks

Middle-Level POY Recipients

Year

Name

2016

Andrew Delabarre

LaMoure Public School

LaMoure

2015

Scott Strenge

Wyndmere Public School 

Wyndmere

2014

Joel Brickford

Bottineau High Schoo

Bottineau

2013

Ned Clooten

Wahpeton High School

Wahpeton

2012

Tonya Hunskor

TGU Granville PS

Granville

2011

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2010

John Nelson

Ben Franklin MS

Fargo

2009

Marcia Armogost

Williston MS

Williston

2008

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2007

Joe Hegland

Jamestown Middle School

Jamestown

2006

Jerry Obenauer

Hazen Middle School

Hazen

2005

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2004

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2003

Nancy Dutot

South Middle School

Grand Forks

2002

Les Anderson

Jim Middle School

Minot

2001

Royal Lyson

Williston JHS

Williston

2000

Doug Johnson

Simle Middle School

Bismarck

Middle-Level POY has since been discontinued