Teacher of the Year & Principal of the Year

RIDE coordinates the selection and recognition of the statewide Rhode Island Teacher of the Year and Principal of the Year.

Rhode Island Teacher of the Year

Rhode Island Principal of the Year Awards


Each year, the Rhode Island Association for School Principals (RIASP) nominates and selects outstanding administrators for awards in five categories:

  • High School Principal of the Year
  • Middle School Principal of the Year
  • Elementary School Principal of the Year
  • Assistant Principal of the Year
  • Outstanding First Year Principal

The Rhode Island Association of School Principals selects these administrators based on their successful practice as administrators in meeting the needs of their students, faculty, communities, schools, and districts.  The Principal of the Year award and the Assistant Principal of the Year award are part of national awards selection processes.  The MetLife/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 collaborative leadership; curriculum, instruction, and assessment; and personalization.  The NASSP/Virco National Assistant Principal of the Year program recognizes outstanding middle level and high school assistant principals who have demonstrated success in leadership, curriculum and personalization.

For more information on the Principal of the Year awards, please go the RIASP web site.