SC Principals of the Year

Three outstanding South Carolina principals each year -- one each at the elementary, middle, and high school level -- are selected for this honor. Recipients compete for national honors through the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) or National Association of Elementary School Principals(NAESP).

For elgibility requirements and a timeline of the 2021-22 Awards process, click here

Congratulations to 2021 South Carolina Principals of the Year!


Denise Khaalid
Oakdale STEAM Elementary School
York School District 3 (Rock Hill)


Dr. David Basile
Pine Ridge Middle School
Lexington School District 2

Dr. Gerald Gary
Dutch Fork High School
Lexington-Richland School District 5