Principal of the Year Nominees Sought


Nominations are now being accepted for the 2021 Washington Post Principal of the Year award.


The Loudoun County nominee for this award also will become the 2021 Loudoun Principal of the Year. The deadline for submitting nominations is December 21.


Nominees must be principals of an accredited school (pre-kindergarten through 12) in Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS). All nominees must have completed a minimum of five years’ experience as a principal, three of which must be in LCPS, at the time of nomination.


Nominees must be principals who:

  • Manage effectively.
  • Demonstrate and encourage creativity and innovation.
  • Foster cooperation between the school and the community.
  • Maintain a continuing dialogue with students and parents as well as faculty and staff.
  • Keep abreast of developments in the field of education.
  • Encourage team spirit.
  • Demonstrate leadership and exemplify commitment.
  • Continue to play an active role in the classroom.
  • Commit to fostering deeper learning through empowering all students to make meaningful contributions to the world. 
  • Maintain their position as principal throughout the 2021-2022 school year.


Completed nomination packets must be received by 5 p.m. on Monday, December 21st, for a nominee to be considered.  Please send or deliver completed packets to:


As the nominator you must include with this form the following materials: A maximum of five statements of support, one of which must be from a professional educator; a resume of the nominee, including work history, all degrees earned, and other honors received; a description of contributions made by the nominee in the above nomination criteria; and a 200-word biography.


The nomination form for this award is attached to this email.


Nomination materials should be typed and submitted as one PDF. Please do not include videotapes, original photographs, or newspaper clippings. Any required photographs will be taken by Loudoun County Public Schools.





Published December 14, 2020