Dr. Nick Davies, assistant principal at both Ogden and Eisenhower Elementary Schools in Vancouver Public Schools, was named the 2024 Washington State Assistant Principal of the Year. In addition, he will represent Washington as our state’s winner for the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) National Outstanding Assistant Principal award. NAESP recognizes one winner from each state every year.

Dr. Davies has been an assistant principal for four years and shows up every day with the purpose of having “a positive impact on people’s lives so that they can become the best they are capable of becoming”, and he shares his educational leadership knowledge with others as a widely published article writer. A parent who sent in a nomination describes Dr. Davies as “an approachable and humble community leader by encouraging and engaging his staff and students to create a thriving environment for all.”

When presented with the award, Dr. Davies reflected, “Everyone knows that you can’t do anything by yourself … There’s been so many people who have helped me along the way, so it’s all for them too.”

In July, Dr. Davies will attend the NAESP 2024 UNITED Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, where he will be recognized for his achievement.

Congratulations, Dr. Davies!