How to Write a Letter of Recommendation for a Principal of the Year Nominee

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If you have an outstanding principal at your school, you can show your appreciation by nominating him for a principal of the year award. Part of the process might involve writing and submitting an official letter of recommendation to the organization giving the award, such as the National Association of Secondary School Principals. Make your letter of recommendation compelling, by speaking to the outstanding qualities of the principal.

  • Type the recommendation letter in a font that is easily read, such as Calibri or Times New Roman and use at least 10 point font.

  • Address your letter of recommendation to the specific organization or committee accepting the nominations for the principal of the year award.

  • State the principal`s full name, school and school district. Tell the committee why you believe the principal deserves the principal of the year award. In this part of the letter, give your sincere and honest opinion about the principal as an educator and administrator for the school system.

  • Tell a few stories that back up the information you`re presenting. For example, describing a specific time when the principal went above and beyond the call of duty to help a student might show why he is deserving of the principal of the year award.

  • Thank the organization or committee members for their time and for considering the principal you're nominating.

  • Type your name at the end of the letter and sign your name in ink once the letter of recommendation is printed out. This makes the nomination official.

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