2020-2021 Principal of the Year Nominations



The Superintendent invites nominations for Wilson County Schools Principal of the Year.


A candidate for the Wells Fargo Principal of the Year (POY): 

    • Must hold a valid Principal’s License
    • Must be a current principal in a North Carolina public school, with two years of experience with Wilson County Schools 
    • Must have at least four years of experience as an administrator (years may be a combination of assistant principal, principal, and central office experience)
    • Must be employed as a school administrator throughout the POY selection process and be able to serve during the 2020-21 school year

Candidates should merit the respect and admiration of students, teachers and other professional co- workers, parents, and other stakeholders. They should be active not only in their schools, but also in their communities where they distinguish themselves as leaders. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to improve the achievement of students from various backgrounds and with differing capabilities. 


 Nominations may be submitted by any individual in the school system or the community. Letters of nomination should be submitted to the Office of Human Resource Services, Wilson County Schools, 117 NE Tarboro Street, Wilson, NC 27893 or via email to tracey.leon@wilsonschoolsnc.net. Letters should include a brief description of the candidate’s unique leadership strategies that contribute to school success and student achievement. Consideration might be given to the nominee’s passion for educating students, collaboration with others, the school as a positive learning environment, instructional leadership skills, demonstration of high expectations, and community engagement. Letters of Recommendation must be accompanied by the POY Nomination Cover Sheet - attached below.


The Office of Human Resource Services (located at Central Office) must receive nominations by 5:00 pm on Friday, February 28, 2020. Additional information will be requested from the principal nominees followed by interviews and site visits with the finalists. The 2020-2021 Wells Fargo Wilson County Schools POY will be announced at the end of the 2019-2020 school year.

 For further information or assistance regarding WCS POY, please contact Tracey Leon, Director of Certified Personnel, by email or call (252) 399-7778.