Outstanding New Principal

The FCPS Employee Award recognizing this year's Outstanding New Principal.

The process of nominating a candidate for the Outstanding New Principal Award begins through each school's awards liaison. The awards liaison at each school has information about the nomination process and deadlines. 

Any FCPS employee or community member can nominate a new principal for this award, but employees may not nominate themselves. Eligible candidates must have completed at least three full years of teaching and must also be aware of and in agreement with this nomination.  

Award Criteria 

Nominees are new principals who:

  • Exhibit superior instructional skills
  • Interact exceptionally well with students
  • Demonstrate excellent ability to communicate and engage with faculty, staff, parents and the community 
  • Contribute to one or more of the following Ignite Goals, in the FCPS Strategic Plan:
    • Student Success
    • Caring Culture
    • Premier Workforce
    • Resource Stewardship 

The Selection Process

Awards and Recognition

All nominees will be recognized at the annual FCPS Awards Gala. The FCPS 2020 Outstanding New Principal will be announced at the event and will receive $4000. In recognition of collaborative teamwork, award winners and their workplace colleagues will receive a celebration in honor of their contribution to excellence. 

Questions and More Information

Please contact the school's awards liaison with questions or visit the Outstanding Employee Awards web page 

HR Connection

Question for Human Resources? Submit it through the HR Connection portal or call 571-423-3000 or 1-800-831-4331.