Nominate an outstanding principal for Post leadership award

Nominate an outstanding principal for Post leadership award

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is accepting nominations for its 2015 Principal of the Year and the Washington Post Distinguished Educational Leadership Award (DELA). The annual award honors exemplary principals and recognizes those who go beyond the day-to-day demands of their position to create an exceptional educational environment.

Teachers, students, former students, parents, administrators, or community members may submit nominations. Nominees must have a minimum of five year’s experience as a principal and three of those years must have been with Charles County Public Schools. Principals may not nominate themselves.

Nomination materials must include a minimum of four statements of support, one of which must be submitted by a professional educator; a career summary; and a description of contributions in each of the nomination criteria categories. These materials must be included in a presentation binder and not exceed 100 single pages.

The nomination criteria are:

  • manage effectively;
  • demonstrate and encourage creativity and innovation;
  • foster cooperation between the school and the community;
  • maintain a continuing dialogue with students and parents as well as faculty and staff;
  • keep abreast of developments in the field of education;
  • encourage team spirit;
  • demonstrate leadership and exemplify commitment;
  • continue to play an active role in the classroom;
  • maintain their position as principal throughout the 2015-16 school year; and
  • participate in a mandatory five-day DELA training to be held in July 2015.

Charles County’s 2015 Principal of the Year will be one of 21 recognized by the Post from the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

Nominations packets are due Friday, Jan. 30. Materials should be sent to Pam Mucciolo, Office of Human Resources, Charles County Public Schools, Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, Md., 20646.

The winner will be selected by a screening committee and kept confidential until the Washington Post runs the advertisement to announce each winner from all counties.

Additional information about the nomination process is available on the Charles County Public Schools website at

Charles County Public Schools provides 26,500 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 36 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 Dr. Patricia Vaira, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Pamela K. Murphy, 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.


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