Who We Are

The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) is the leading professional organization for middle level and high school principals, assistant principals, and other school leaders across the United States and beyond.

Reflecting school leaders’ profound commitment to student leadership development, NASSP founded and manages the National Honor SocietyNational Junior Honor SocietyNational Elementary Honor Society, and National Association of Student Councils.

The NASSP family includes more than 16,000 school leaders, 30,000 advisers, and 1 million students involved in our leadership programs. Together, we’re stronger.

What We Do

At NASSP, we are cultivating a generation of courageous school and student leaders to reimagine and rebuild an education system that meets every student’s needs by providing equitable access and opportunity.

We serve school and student leaders through:

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Community. NASSP has built a series of Leadership Networks to serve as peer-led safe spaces for school and student leaders to connect with their peers and share their experiences, challenges, successes, and opportunities. No matter where you are in your leadership journey, we have a network for you! Learn more >

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Leading and Learning. Through our award-winning publications, professional development opportunities, conferences, access to research-based and peer-tested resources, and more, we equip our members with the tools they need to serve as visionary school and student leaders. Learn more >

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Elevation. What school and student leaders think matters. We elevate and amplify the voices of school and student leaders through our magazine, blog, social media, national survey, and in the news media. Learn more >

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Advocacy. From the halls of power in Washington, D.C. to local school districts, NASSP fiercely advocates for school and student leaders. We ensure that your voices are heard by those making decisions that affect our learning communities. Learn more >

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Recognition. From principals to students, school leadership is crucial—and excellent leadership should be recognized. Through our Principal of the Year program, Assistant Principal of the Year program, NHS Scholarship, NJHS Outstanding Achievement Awards, National Council of Excellence program, and Distinguished Student Leader programs, NASSP recognizes and celebrates the leaders who make our schools great. Learn more >

Let’s connect!

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