Nominate an outstanding school leader for Principal of the Year Award  

Nominate an outstanding school leader for Principal of the Year Award  

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is looking for nominees for its annual Principal of the Year award. The award honors exemplary leaders for not only their leadership, but for their commitment to providing an exceptional learning environment for students. The principal chosen for the honor will also represent CCPS as the county finalist for The Washington Post Principal of the Year award.

Each year, The Post selects an overall award recipient for its Principal of the Year award from among finalists in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. Principals can be nominated by staff, students, parents, colleagues or community members, but are not eligible if they have received the honor in the past.

Criteria for nominees includes five years of experience as a principal, three of which are required to be with CCPS, and a commitment to maintain their position as a principal with the school system for the 2022-2023 school year.

Additional nomination criteria are:

  • Manage effectively;
  • Demonstrate and encourage creativity and innovation;
  • Foster cooperation between the school and community;
  • Maintain a dialogue with students, parents and staff;
  • Encourage team spirit;
  • Stay aware of developments in the field of education;
  • Demonstrate leadership and exemplify commitment; and
  • Continue to play an active role in the classroom.

Nomination materials must be submitted electronically and should include a nominee career summary, 200-word biography, minimum of four statements of support — one from a student, a student’s parent, a staff member and a colleague, descriptions of contributions in each criteria area and headshot photograph.

More details are posted at MyCCPS under Employee Recognition under the Documents tab. Deadline for submission of nominations is Nov. 12. Materials should be sent by email to Ramona DiBenedetto in the CCPS Office of Human Resources at Call 301-934-7242 with questions.  

About CCPS

Charles County Public Schools provides 27,000 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 37 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.

The Charles County public school system does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Kathy Kiessling, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Nikial M. Majors, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (employees/ adults), at Charles County Public Schools, Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, MD 20646; 301-932-6610/301-870-3814. For special accommodations call 301-934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks prior to the event.

CCPS provides nondiscriminatory equal access to school facilities in accordance with its Use of Facilities rules to designated youth groups (including, but not limited to, the Boy Scouts).




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