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The National Distinguished Principal Award (NDP) recognizes elementary principals who set high standards for instruction, student achievement, character, and climate in their school.  Each year, a winner is selected to represent Oregon for the national award.  Last year’s winner was Pam Zaklan, from the Medford School District.  It is now time to select this year’s winner.


In order to qualify, a nominee must be a practicing principal with at least five years experience who plans to continue as a practicing principal.  The award is not intended to recognize a retiring principal.  A nominee must be an active member of OESPA and an active member of the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP). 

Click here for the 2010 NDP application packet.  As with other COSA department awards, all parts of the application should be completed except the “School Leadership Statements” found on page 6 of the application.  After the winner is selected, that person will complete the four questions.  This process allows for someone to nominate a colleague without their knowledge, which increases participation.

The completed application (except for the four essay questions) are due into the COSA office by Monday, April 5.  If you have questions, contact COSA staff member, Nancy Moen.

The NDP Award is sponsored by NAESP, in cooperation with the United States Department of Education and VALIC.  Each state winner is invited to Washington D.C. to attend a two-day event in October.

This page was last updated on Friday, March 05, 2010 .