Empowering Excellence, Inspiring Leadership


Our Mission

The North Carolina Principal of the Year Network is dedicated to showcasing the exemplary work occurring within North Carolina's public schools, fostering a culture of excellence, and advocating for the advancement of school leaders and public education across the state.

Our Vision

The North Carolina Principal of the Year Network envisions a future where every school in North Carolina is led by a highly effective and visionary leader committed to the success and well-being of public school students. Through our collective efforts, we aim to elevate the profession of educational leadership, celebrate achievements, and champion policies that support the recruitment, retention, and ongoing development of exceptional school leaders. We aspire to be a driving force in ensuring that every student receives an equitable, high-quality education that prepares them for success in an ever-changing world.


Our Focus

Marketing the Success Stories of NC Public Education

To showcase and celebrate the positive initiatives, innovative practices, and achievements happening within North Carolina's public schools, emphasizing the impact of effective leadership on student success and school improvement.

Promoting Recruitment and Retention of Effective School Leaders

To actively promote the recruitment and retention of highly effective school leaders by providing support, resources, and recognition to aspiring and current principals, fostering a pipeline of talented educators who are dedicated to serving North Carolina's diverse communities.

Advocating for Public Schools and School Leaders

To advocate for the needs and interests of North Carolina public schools and school leaders at local, state, and national levels, influencing policy decisions, and fostering partnerships to ensure equitable access to high-quality education for all students.

What We Offer

  • Professional Development Services for School Leaders

  • Coaching/Consulting for schools, districts, regions

  • Regional Conferences in 2024


What We Are Up To

  • 2025 Principal Conditions Survey

  • Principal Compensation Pay Plan Revision

  • Presentations

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