March is Women’s History Month, a time when we recognize and celebrate the contributions of women throughout American history. In honor of this month, we want to highlight a new opportunity for women in school leadership to collaborate and support one another.

Recently, NASSP launched its first-ever Women in School Leadership Network. The network is designed to create a space for participants to share openly their perspectives and experiences unique to women’s leadership. The network also aims to create time for mentoring, support, growing, and challenging assumptions through the exchange of ideas. As the network co-facilitators, we want to share a bit about ourselves.

Beth Houf is the proud principal of Fulton Middle School in Fulton, MO. She has served in this role for the past eight years. Previously she was an elementary principal for seven years. In the fall, she will be the next principal of Capital City High School in Jefferson City, MO. Beth is passionate about most things in education, but especially supporting building leaders and educators so that they can best support students. Beth is the co-author of Lead Like a PIRATE: Make School Amazing for Your Students and Staff. You can follow Beth on Twitter @BethHouf or send her an email at [email protected].

Katie Morgan is currently serving in her fifth year as a high school assistant principal and works at Marysville High School in Marysville, OH. During her beloved time in the classroom, Katie was a high school English teacher and English department chair. She has a strong passion for student achievement through personalized learning and professional collaboration. You can follow Katie on LinkedIn by searching “Katie Roberts Morgan” or follow her on Twitter at @MrsKRMorgan. Katie can be reached via email at [email protected].

In the spirit of Women’s History Month, we would like to suggest the following resources:

If these topics are of interest to you, please consider joining Beth and Katie the first Thursday of each month via Zoom at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The Women in School Leadership Network will meet tonight, March 9th. You can sign up here.

About the Author

Beth Houf is the principal of Fulton Middle School in Fulton, MO, and NASSP’s 2022 National Principal of the Year. Follow her on Twitter (@BethHouf). Katie Morgan is an assistant principal of Marysville High School in Marysville, OH. Follow her on Twitter (@MrsKRMorgan).

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