Principal Dunagan was first informed of the honor in May 2021! (Dunagan pictured with members of the Options Westfield team)

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. – On Sunday, November 20, 2022, the Indiana Association of School Principals (IASP) will recognize Michael Dunagan, Principal at Options Schools in Westfield, as the 2022 High School Principal of the Year from IASP District 5.

District 5 is located in central Indiana and is made up of Boone, Hamilton, Howard, Madison, Miami and Tipton Counties.

The recognition ceremony is a part of the 2022 Principals of the Year Recognition Celebration, a part of IASP’s annual Fall Professional Conference. The award will be presented at a dinner at the Indianapolis JW Marriott Hotel at 6:00 p.m. with the IASP State President, Matt Shockley, presiding along with Dr. Todd Bess, Executive Director.

District High School Principals of the Year are elected by their peers. One principal is honored from each of the 12 districts. From these 12 District High School Principal winners, one is chosen as the 2022 State High School Principal of the Year. The State winner will be announced at the award celebration. Dunagan was first informed of the honor in May 2021, during a small after-school celebration with his team at Options Westfield.

The Indiana Association of School Principals is a not-for-profit, professional association serving over 3300 building level administrators in the state of Indiana.

Principal Dunagan is aware of his selection and may be contacted personally at Options Westfield via phone at 317-815-2098 or via email at

Additional information can be requested from Todd Bess at

About Options Schools
Founded in 2002, Options Schools are free, public charter schools serving grade 6-12 students in 134 school districts across Indiana. With a high-quality, individualized approach to education, Options Schools specializes in providing students with an inclusive environment, unparalleled support, and a student-to-teacher ratio of 15-to-1. With brick-and-mortar campuses in Noblesville and Westfield, Options also offers additional programs in virtual, hybrid and in-person formats.