Annual Awards General Information
The Evangelical Lutheran Education Association coordinates 4 different annual award programs for ELCA Schools and Learning Centers:
This is an annual award given to an outstanding principal of an ELCA elementary school. We recommend that nominees complete the form themselves. If you would like to encourage someone to apply for this award please send them the Information and Criteria Packet today! The ELEA will use the application and instructions provided by the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) for the National Distinguished Principal (NDP) award to narrow our candidate pool and will notify the ELCA Elementry Principal of the Year promptly and, if they qualify, submit the materials to the NAESP if the principal has been a member of NAESP for at least three years.
Materials need to be submitted to NAESP prior to their May 6th deadline. NDPs are honored at a special event in Washington, DC each October. For more information or to become a member of NAESP go to www.naesp.org.
All Award Recipients are honored and acknowledged at the following year's National School Administrator & Pastor Conference.