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OESPA Awards

OESPA Awards

OESPA sponsors the Elementary Principal of the Year/National Distinguished Principal (NDP) Award each year, which honors elementary and K-8 principals.  For members wishing to nominate a colleague, please follow the following guidelines:

Oregon Elementary Principal of the Year/National Distinguished Principal

The process for this award begins in January. 

  • The nominee must be an active elementary and/or middle school principal, and a current member of OESPA. 
  • To access the criteria, procedure & timeline, CLICK HERE.
  • Complete the form below and upload by 9pm on Thursday, March 9, 2023. 
  • The OESPA Executive Committee will select the Oregon recipient. If the Oregon recipient has been an NAESP member for at least 3 years, they may then submit the national application. The completed packet will be online and due to NAESP in May.
  • The Oregon recipient will be honored at the Annual COSA Conference in June, and the OESPA Principals Conference in April.

Please direct questions to Joanne Fey:

Congratulations to our 2022 OESPA National Distinguished Principal of the Year!
Charlie Jett, Two Rivers/Dos Rios Elementary, Springfield SD