• 2017 AP Committee: Debra O'Byrne, Carrie Mitten, Christina Dougherty, Scott Pfeifer, Gary Wasielewski, Erin O'Hara, Kim Stem

  • A great crew from Carroll County leads the networking at the MASSP 2017 Spring Conference led by conference co-chairs Christina Dougherty and Shannon Zepp

  • Congratulations to George Lindley, Principal of Arundel Middle School, MASSP 2018 Middle School Principal of the Year

  • Incoming MASSP President Julie Janowich from Century High School presents outgoing MASSP President Chas Hagan from Harford Technical High School his president's plaque

  • Congressman Jamie Raskin joins Assistant Principal Kim McLurkin and Exec Scott Pfeifer in his office after a discussion of important legislative issues relating to educational leadership

  • Senator Chris Van Hollen joins MASSP's delegation for a photo op outside his office as part of NASSP's Federal Grass Roots Network "Hill Day" activities.  We spoke to many of Maryland's delegation on important educational issues.

  • State Board Chair Andy Smarick presents Governor's Proclamation regarding Principals Month to MASSP Exec Scott Pfeifer and MAESP Exec Steve Hagenbuch

  • MASSP High School Principal of the Year Sandra Reid from Pikesville High School receives her crystal from NASSP Exec JoAnn Bartoletti and NASSP President Dan Kelly

  • 2018 Assistant Principal of the Year Debra O'Byrne from Glenwood Middle School pictured with her principal, Robert Motley, Exec Scott Pfeifer, and Superintendent Michael Martirano

  • NASSP Board Member Robert Motley

    Robert Motley is the principal of Glenwood Middle School in Howard County.  He represents Region II on the NASSP board along with Christine Handy.  Robert worked with Exec Scott Pfeifer at Centennial High School in 2004,

  • Stephanie Farmer, principal of Vivien T Thomas Medical Arts Academy in Baltimore City, is MASSP's president-elect.  It has been many years since a Baltimore City principal has led our organization.

  • Julie Janowich from Century High in Carroll County is our new president.  MASSP would be lost without her, as she has served as spring conference chair and MASSP secretary!

  • NASSP Board Member Christine Handy

    Christine Handy, Principal of Gaithersburg High School in Montgomery County now serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Secondary School Principals.


Welcome to Maryland Association for Secondary School Principals' new website.  

MASSP is a proud affiliate of the National Association of Secondary School Principals and we join with them in serving the professional development and advocacy needs of our members.  Education reform is constant, and one way for school administrators to keep pace with this shifting landscape is through the networking that our professional associations provide.  MASSP and NASSP will partner at the state and national level to ensure that our members are provided the tools to do their job effectively.  Check out all NASSP member benefits on the web. Many members find especially useful NASSP's National List of Approved Contests and Activities for Students. You can access that at this link.


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Membership Benefits

  • Legislation monitoring and advocacy for federal legislation and Maryland legislative activity
  • Representation for principals at all important stakeholder meetings regarding education policy including all meetings of the Maryland State Board of Education
  • Legal reimbursement and liability insurance
  • Affordable, high quality conferences on hot topics, plus our signature Spring Conference and AP Conference
  • Sponsorship of Principal of the Year and Assistant Principal of the Year Program
  • Professional development scholarship awards for Assistant Principals
  • Regular communication through newsletters and email alerts.


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