NSASSP Statewide Award Programs

Generally:  No member shall seek the nomination for or otherwise be nominated for and selected for any statewide award more than once in the lifetime of such member.  Nothing in this section shall be construed to prevent a member from seeking or otherwise being nominated for any statewide award after an unsuccessful bid or bids for such award.  

NASSP/Assistant Principal Recognition Program

  1. Purpose.  NASSP recognizes outstanding secondary school assistant principals.

  2. Nomination process.  The NASSP national office will send application forms to all assistant principals by mid-September.  Please follow the directions for completing the application as given by NASSP.  A small supply will also be sent to NCSA.  It is the suggested procedure of NSASSP that each Region select their Assistant Principal Nominee at the last Spring meeting of the previous year. The completed application and all documentation must be submitted directly to NCSA at 455 S. 11th Street, Suite A, Lincoln, NE 68508.

    NASSP's deadline for receiving all state selections for Assistant Principal of the Year will be in December.

  3. Criteria. NASSP National Assistant Principal of the Year award program annual recognizes outstanding school leaders 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. The program honors school assistant principals who have demonstrated excellence in the areas addressed by the selection criteria. The following selection criteria reflect the themes as outlined in the Breaking Ranks framework for middle level and high school.

  4. Selection Procedure.  The past recipient of the Assistant Principal of the Year award and the five region presidents will review all applications to determine that the basic criteria have been met.  Members of the committee will select a finalist to represent Nebraska at the Recognition Program during the NASSP National Convention.  NCSA will be responsible for notifying the national (NASSP) of the Nebraska Assistant Principal of the Year winner and ordering the state plaque to be given out at the NSASSP State Conference.

  5. Award.  NASSP invites the recipient to attend the NASSP Convention where they will be recognized.

NSASSP Distinguished Service Award

  1. Purpose.  The purpose of the NSASSP Distinguished Service Award is to honor administrators who have rendered outstanding and unselfish service to the Nebraska State Association of Secondary School Principals and who have contributed significantly to quality education at the state and local level.

  2. Nominations.  The nomination process shall consist of submitting a deserving individual's name to the NCSA office.  It is the suggested procedure of NSASSP that each region select their Distinguished Service Award nominee at the last spring meeting of the previous year.

    The NCSA office will mail an application packet to each nominee and the completed packet must be returned to the NCSA along with the following materials:

    Carry-over nominations.  The files of those nominees not selected will remain active for one additional year.  A new file of carry-over nominees should be established at the conclusion of the selection meeting.  The NCSA liaison person will be responsible for compiling such a file.  Those carried over must meet the requirements for the following year.

    1. A resume, including:  (a) number of years as a member of NCSA; (b) number of years as a member of NSASSP; (c) number of years as a member of NASSP; (d) membership in other professional organizations; and (e) significant contributions to your profession and/or professional organization at the local, state and national levels.
    2. Three letters of recommendation, one each from the following:  (a) an administrator; (b) a staff member; (c) a community member; and (d) a student. (NOTE:  The NCSA office will solicit the letters of recommendation should the nominee provide the NCSA office with the names and addresses.)
  3. Qualifications.  The nominee must be a member of the state (NSASSP), (NCSA), and national (NASSP) organizations.

  4. Criteria.  Person who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in their school, their region and at the state level.  Person will have demonstrated their enthusiasm for the principalship by support from students, parents, teachers, and peers.

  5. Selection Procedure.  A committee composed of the State Coordinator, the five past regional presidents, two immediate past honorees and a NARSA representative will review all nominations and determine the award winner(s).

  6. Award.  The Distinguished Service Award winner(s) will be presented a plaque at the annual NSASSP State Coference.

Outstanding New Principal Award

  1. Purpose.  To recognize beginning principals for outstanding service.

  2. Nominations.  The nomination process shall consist of submitting a deserving individual's name to the NCSA office. It is the suggested procedure of NSASSP that each region select their Outstanding New Principal nominee at the last spring meeting of the previous year.

    The NCSA office will mail an application packet to each nominee and the completed packet must be returned to the NCSA along with the following materials:

    Carry-over nominations.  The files of those nominees not selected will remain active for one additional year.  A new file of carry-over nominees should be established at the conclusion of the selection meeting.  The NCSA liaison person will be responsible for compiling such a file.  Provided, outstanding new principal candidates must be in their first five years as a secondary administrator to be eligible.
    1. A resume, including:  (a) number of years as a member of NCSA; (b) number of years as a member of NSASSP; (c) number of years as a member of NASSP; (d) membership in other professional organizations; and (e) significant contributions to your profession and/or professional organization at the local, state and national levels.
    2. Three letters of recommendation, one each from the following: (a) an administrator; (b) a staff member; (c) a community member; and (d) a student. (NOTE:  The NCSA office will solicit the letters of recommendation should the nominee provide the NCSA office with the names and addresses.)

  3. Qualifications.  The nominee must be a member of the state (NSASSP), (NCSA), and national (NASSP) organizations.  To be eligible a member must be nominated and selected before they begin their sixth year of experience as an administrator (Assistant Principal or Principal).

  4. Criteria.  Person who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in their school, their region and at the state level.  Person will have demonstrated their enthusiasm for the principalship by support from students, parents, teachers, and peers.

  5. Selection Procedure.  The past recipient of the award and the five region presidents will review all applications to select the recipient of the award.

  6. Award.  The Outstanding New Principal will be presented a plaque at the annual NSASSP State Conference.

Nebraska High School/Middle School Principal of the Year Award

  1. Purpose.  The NASSP National Principal of the Year award program annually recognizes outstanding school leaders who have succeeded in providing high-quality learning opportunities for students. These principals are acknowledged by their peers for the exemplary contributions they have made to the profession. The program honors school principals who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of: Personal Excellence, Collaborative Leadership, Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment and Personalization.

  2. Special Requirements.  The nominee must be a member of both the state (NSASSP) and national (NASSP) secondary school principals' associations. Nominees must have been a practicing principal for the past five years.

  3. Nominations.  Any Nebraska educator who feels that a particular secondary school principal exemplifies quality leadership in education may nominate that principal for consideration. NSASSP region presidents are asked to submit the names of candidates from their region to the NCSA.  Region candidates will be asked to submit an application to the NCSA office.  Selection process will take place sometime before March 1.

  4. Carry-over nominations.  The files of those nominees not selected will remain active for one additional year.  A new file of carry-over nominees should be established at the conclusion of the selection meeting.  The NCSA liaison person will be responsible for compiling such a file.

  5. Selection Procedure.  The selection panel will consist of nine individuals. The State Coordinator will serve as chairperson of this committee. In addition, the other members of the panel will include:
    1. A community member, selected by the immediate past Principal of the Year recipients;
    2. A teacher member, selected by the 2nd immediate past Principal of the Year recipient;
    3. A parent member, selected by the 3rd immediate past Principal of the Year recipient;
    4. The President of the State Student Council Association or an active member of the State Student Council
    5. The NSASSP president
    6. The NSASSP president-elect;
    7. The NSASSP past president;
    8. The NARSA representative.
      Only one state winner will be selected to represent Nebraska at the national level.  The Nebraska representative for the NASSP award will be selected from the Middle Level and High School winners by the five region presidents, the NARSA representative, and the previous year's national representative based upon the criteria used at the national level.  If a Region President is a nominee for the award, the president-elect of that region will be the voting delegate for the region.  The State Coordinator will facilitate the discussion and voting.

  6. Award.  The Nebraska Principal of the Year will be recognized and presented a plaque at the NSASSP State Conference.

NSASSP Longevity Awards

  1. Presentation.  Presented at NSASSP State Convention.

  2. Eligibility.  To be eligible, a member had to complete years 15, 20, 25, or 30 during the current term and had to be a continuous member of NASSP and NSASSP.
 
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