Each year the Vermont Principals’ Association honors distinguished educational leaders at its annual VPA Leadership Academy in August.The Vermont Principals' Associations seeks nominations for its Principal of the Year Awards from now through February 22, 2019. The VPA Executive Council, in wanting to select outstanding award winners will conduct reference inquiries on each nominee and welcomes nominations before the February 22 deadline. Special note: school leaders must be current members of the Vermont Principals' Association in order to be selected for an award.
Nominations are welcome from VPA members, colleagues, school board members, superintendents or the general public. The VPA Awards Committee made up of the VPA Executive Council, the previous year's award winners and VPA staff reviews all nominations, and make reference inquiries on each nominee.From the nominations received, the selection committee considers awardees for these awards:Vermont Career Center Director of the Year; NASSP High School Principal of the Year; Middle Level Principal of the Year; NAESP National Distinguished Principal (elementary principal of the year); and Assistant Principals of the Year.
Vermont Principals’ AssociationPrincipal of the Year Selection Criteria.The VPA Executive Council believes that checking references is an essential part of the selection process. Reference inquiries will be made on all nominees considered for an award.How well does your principal do in addressing the Professional Standards for Educational Leaders?
PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS FOR EDUCATIONAL LEADERS 2015
STANDARD 1: MISSION, VISION, AND CORE VALUES: Effective educational leaders develop, advocate, and enact a shared mission, vision, and core values of high-quality education and academic success and well-being of each student.
STANDARD 2: ETHICS AND PROFESSIONAL NORMS: Effective educational leaders act ethically and according to professional norms to promote each student’s academic success and well-being.
STANDARD 3: EQUITY AND CULTURAL RESPONSIVENESS:Effective educational leaders strive for equity of educational opportunity and culturally responsive practices to promote each student’s academic success and well-being.
STANDARD 4: CURRICULUM, INSTRUCTION, AND ASSESSMENT:Effective educational leaders develop and support intellectually rigorous and coherent systems of curriculum, instruction, and assessment to promote each student’s academic success and well-being.
STANDARD 5: COMMUNITY OF CARE AND SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS: Effective educational leaders cultivate an inclusive, caring, and supportive school community that promotes the academic success and well-being of each student.
STANDARD 6: PROFESSIONAL CAPACITY OF SCHOOL PERSONNEL: Effective educational leaders develop the professional capacity and practice of school personnel to promote each student’s academic success and well-being.
STANDARD 7: PROFESSIONAL COMMUNITY FOR TEACHERS AND STAFF: Effective educational leaders foster a professional community of teachers and other professional staff to promote each student’s academic success and well-being.
STANDARD 8: MEANINGFUL ENGAGEMENT OF FAMILIES AND COMMUNITY: Effective educational leaders engage families and the community in meaningful, reciprocal, and mutually beneficial ways to promote each student’s academic success and well-being.
STANDARD 9: OPERATIONS AND MANAGEMENT: Effective educational leaders manage school operations and resources to promote each student’s academic success and well-being.
STANDARD 10: SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT: Effective educational leaders act as agents of continuous improvement to promote each student’s academic success and well-being.