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2021 Assistant Principal of the Year

Central High School Assistant Principal Named 2021 Wyoming AP of the Year


For Immediate Release


Contact: Ken Griffith  WASSP Executive Director


Nicholas Lamp has been named the 2021 Wyoming Assistant Principal of the Year by the Wyoming Association of Secondary School Principals and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). Lamp will be formally recognized at the 2021 National Principals Conference and will be considered for the 2021 NASSP National Assistant Principal of the Year.


As an assistant principal at Central High School for the past five years, Mr. Lamp has proven to be energetic, charismatic, and intelligent. He has taken many leadership roles at Central High including overseeing all athletics and activities, organizing the administration of state testing, serving as the School Safety Chairman, and developing our master schedule each year. Mr. Lamp is well liked and respected by both colleagues, parents, and students. He is predictably positive and upbeat. Mr. Lamp is someone students feel comfortable speaking with, and parents can count on him as a valuable resource. He is both humble and even-tempered. Mr. Lamp is a valued member of our Central High community.


The assistant principal is among the most crucial and least understood roles in education. As school leadership has become a more complicated endeavor, the assistant principal’s role has evolved beyond just traditional management of student discipline into an important part of the leadership team—engaged in instructional leadership and in creating a positive climate. And the shift to remote and hybrid learning environments due to the COVID-19 pandemic has added to that evolving leadership role.


As part of the award, each state assistant principal of the year will receive an expenses-paid trip to the NASSP National Principals Conference at the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center in Denver, CO, July 14–17, 2021. A panel of experts designated by NASSP will review the applications of all state winners to select three finalists for national recognition in March. A separate panel will then review the finalists and select the NASSP National Assistant Principal of the Year, to be announced during Assistant Principals Week—April 5–9, 2021.


For more information about the National Assistant Principal of the Year program, visit


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The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) is the leading organization of and voice for principals and other school leaders across the United States. NASSP seeks to transform education through school leadership, recognizing that the fulfillment of each student's potential relies on great leaders in every school committed to the success of each student. Reflecting its long-standing commitment to student leadership development, NASSP administers the National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, National Elementary Honor Society, and National Student Council.