For Immediate Release
February 25, 2011

Bob Farrace, NASSP


NASSP logo

San Francisco, CA--The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) today unveiled its new logo, designed to be more inclusive of all school leaders and signaling support of principals as they lead their leadership teams, at the NASSP Annual Conference in San Francisco. The new logo returns to the initials NASSP and adopts the tagline “Leading Schools.”

“NASSP supports school leaders in all capacities and at all levels and has updated its logo to reinforce that commitment,” said NASSP Executive Director Gerald N. Tirozzi. “In schools that are improving student performance, leadership is shared by teams of educators—principals, assistant principals, teacher leaders, guidance counselors, and others—with the principal in the center. It is this collaborative leadership that brings about sustained progress in today’s challenging environment. NASSP has updated its logo and expanded its focus to reflect the reality that school leaders face today.”

This change is the next step in the evolution of NASSP's longstanding support of principals and assistant principals. The association is now extending its support of the principal by providing resources and professional development for the whole leadership team.

Corresponding with the unveiling of its new logo, NASSP launched its redesigned Web site,, with an updated look and incorporation of a series of social media platforms on which NASSP is active.

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NASSP is the leading organization of and national voice for middle level and high school principals, assistant principals, and all school leaders from across the United States and more than 45 countries around the world. The association provides research-based professional development and resources, networking, and advocacy to build the capacity of middle level and high school leaders to continually improve student performance. Reflecting its longstanding commitment to student leadership development as well, NASSP administers the National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, National Elementary Honor Society, and National Association of Student Councils.