This year’s National Honor Society Scholarship application is open from September 18—November 30, 2023. Join our team for a review of the application process and components. Students, parents, advisers, school counselors, and principals are all invited to attend and learn more.REGISTER
We’ve Got Your Back
These past few years have been marked by radical change. Your job has changed—and so have the ways NASSP supports you.
Register for Ignite+
Join us for Ignite+, an empowering learning journey from September to December, tailored to enhance your school leadership skills.
UNITED 2024: The National Conference on School Leadership
Be the first to know when registration opens for UNITED: The National Conference on School Leadership—a powerful partnership between NASSP and NAESP.
A Community For You
School leaders often feel isolated—but you’re far from alone. NASSP’s Leadership Networks are safe spaces for you to connect with other schools leaders to share experiences, challenges, and successes.
Principal of the Year
Meet Donna Hayward, principal of Haddam-Killingworth High School in Higganum, Connecticut, and the 2023 National Principal of the Year!
Being named an NHS scholarship finalist is a prestigious honor that comes with the obvious perk of dollars toward a college education. But did you know that finalists also receive the trip of a lifetime to Washington, D.C.? Every spring 25 high school seniors designated as finalists come together to meet each other in person, learn from one another, and hear from inspirational speakers.
Today, NASSP and 45 state school leader associations sent a letter to Congress opposing the House of Representatives’ FY 2024 appropriations proposal that would cut education funding by 28%. Read the letter below and join your association in sending a pre-written message to your representatives urging them to fully fund vital K–12 programs.
Once in a while, life gives us an opportunity to re-evaluate our mindset, think bigger, dive deeper into multiple perspectives, and learn life-changing skills that we’ll carry with us forever. For me, this opportunity came at NASSP’s LEAD Spark Conference in January 2023.
Recently, NASSP members have made headlines for their innovative ways to create and sustain a strong school culture. Check out these stories—and take your school culture to the next level this year.
Jump-start your new role with Jennifer Warren’s “Principal Bad@Ssery: Five Fundamentals for a Phenomenal First Year.” Whether you’re a new principal or transitioning to a new campus, this session is your key to an exceptional first year. Spaces for this practical, ideas-packed session are filling up fast at the National School Leader Conference from 7/12–15 in Denver, CO. Grab your spot and begin your journey to leaving a lasting legacy!
With the start of the school year just around the corner, I want to share a note of encouragement with my colleagues around the country. First off, I want to acknowledge how hard you work in such a difficult job. The responsibilities of a school leader are staggering. In my first several years as an administrator, I had a poster on my wall that showed the exponential increase in school leadership duties from the common school movement to today. It is mind-blowing in its complexity. And yet, we still have the same 168 hours in a week. In 2017, pre-pandemic, the U.S. Department of Education shared an example of “A Day in the Life of a High School Principal” for a glimpse into today’s realities.
Together, we’re stronger.
Join NASSP and become a part of our community of inspired school leaders, take your leadership to the next level, and get the support and coverage you need.
NASSP offers a range of in-person and virtual events that will help take your leadership to the next level.
Join an invaluable meeting for urban school leaders by connecting with like-minded professionals, engaging in thought-provoking discussions, and forging meaningful connections to drive positive change. You must be registered for this Leadership Network to attend the meeting. When you join you will receive an email with the monthly meeting link. Join here.REGISTER
Connect with school leaders of color, discuss hot topics, and join a powerful network that addresses unique needs and emphasizes diversity in education. Don’t miss this transformative opportunity to connect, learn, and contribute to a supportive community. You must be registered for this Leadership Network to attend the meeting. When you join you will receive […]REGISTER
Looking to connect with other school leaders in a meaningful way? Join one of NASSP’s Leadership Networks, a safe and supportive community of principals and assistant principals where you can share your experiences, challenges, and successes while expanding your professional network on a national level.
A network for recognized past State Assistant Principals of the Year to engage with each other and with NASSP.
NASSP Student Leadership Programs
Transform Your School Through Student Leadership
Whether your school’s student leadership is flourishing, emerging or somewhere in-between, NASSP’s student programs are for you.