MSA Principal of the Year Program

DEADLINE: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 11:59 PM Eastern


Magnet Schools of America’s Magnet Principal of-the-Year (POY) Award annually recognizes an outstanding school leader who has succeeded in providing “innovative programs that promote equity, diversity, and academic excellence for students in magnet schools.”

The award honors a PreK through K-12 Magnet School Principal whose school is a member in good standing of MSA for 2017-2018 by December 1, 2017*. Candidates must demonstrate excellence within the following criteria:

  • evidence of leadership in promoting equity and diversity among students and staff within the magnet school
  • evidence of leadership toward equitable academic success for all students
  • evidence of leadership in supporting the implementation and sustaining of an innovative magnet program, and
  • evidence of leadership within the district and the magnet community.


*Membership inquiries, please email OR call 202.824.0672

Magnet School must be a paid member for 2017-2018 by Friday, December 1, 2017.  Membership inquiries, please email OR call 202.824.0672.

2018 Magnet Principal of the Year Packet

2018 Magnet Principal of the Year Signatures Page

2018 Magnet Principal of the Year Applicant Information Page

2018 Magnet Principal of the Year Rubric

Start your online application today!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017  11:59PM
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