NASSP is launching five projects that will not only benefit from, but require, the ideas, experience, and leadership of NASSP members — like you.

Our vision is to assemble a talented and diverse group of school and student leaders, NASSP Ambassadors, to share your experiences, ideas, and voices by guiding one of our core projects.

Serving as a NASSP Ambassador requires a commitment for the 2022 calendar year (20-30 hours total), active participation in one of the core projects, and completing a brief monthly survey. We know that your time is precious and valuable. Therefore, each NASSP Ambassador will receive a $500 stipend to compensate for the time required to participate in the program.

The Ambassador Program will focus on the following projects:

Ambassador positions:

  • 8-10 school leaders (NASSP Members)

Project description:

  • Working in collaboration with experts from an independent research firm, Ambassadors will help design and release a nationally representative survey of principals and assistant principals to identify their opinions on current education topics and elevate their voices in key decision-making conversations.

Requirements:

  • Participate in two 60-minute meetings in May.
  • Complete up to three hours of review and feedback on the survey instrument in May.
  • Participate in a one day in-person or virtual data analysis meeting in early July.
  • Help amplify results through media interviews, social media posts, and written pieces such as blog posts and op-eds in August and throughout the rest of 2022, as time permits.

Ambassador positions:

  • 6 NHS students
  • 2 NHS advisers
  • 2 school leaders

Project description:

  • Working in collaboration with experts from an independent research firm, Ambassadors will help design and release a nationally representative survey of students to identify their opinions on current education topics and elevate their voices in key decision-making conversations.

Requirements:

  • Participate in two 60-minute meetings in May.
  • Complete up to three hours of review and feedback on the survey instrument in May.
  • Participate in a one day in-person or virtual data analysis meeting in early July.
  • Help amplify results through media interviews, social media posts, and written pieces such as blog posts and op-eds in August and throughout the rest of 2022, as time permits.

Ambassador positions:

  • 8-10 school leaders

Project description:

  • We have an educator pipeline crisis in America that must be addressed immediately. The best people to design the solution are those that are currently leading our schools. Under the direction of the Ambassadors, NASSP will define a set of recommendations to address the principal pipeline and create an advocacy campaign to raise awareness, engage education stakeholders, and make impact.

Requirements:

  • Participate in four virtual planning meetings once a month from May-September 2022.
  • Participate in additional meetings scheduled between October-December 2022, as needed.
  • Complete up to one hour pre-reading before each meeting.
  • Help promote the campaign through media interviews, social media posts, and written pieces such as blog posts and op-eds from September-December, as time permits.

Ambassador positions:

  • 8 NHS/NJHS advisers
  • 4 school leaders (from school with an NHS chapter)

Project description:

  • The NHS wants to simplify its policies and rebuild its resources to make them ‘plug-n-play’ for busy student advisers and school leaders. Ambassadors will serve as trusted thought partners by engaging in conversations around current NHS policies and resources, how we can streamline the experience, and provide feedback on proposals and prototypes.

Requirements:

  • Participate in 60-minute monthly virtual meeting from May to September.
  • Complete up to one hour of pre-work before each monthly meeting.

Ambassador positions:

  • 3 former Principals of the Year
  • 3 former Assistant Principals school leaders
  • 6 school leaders who have not been a part of the POY or APOY process

Project description:

  • In order to improve equity in access and opportunity, NASSP is revamping its Principal and Assistant Principal of the Year recognition programs. Ambassadors will serve as trusted thought partners by engaging in conversations around the current application and selection process, how we can improve fairness, equity and engagement, and provide feedback on proposals and prototypes.

Requirements:

  • Participate in 60-minute monthly virtual meeting from May to October.
  • Provide insight and feedback via shared Google docs each month.

The application process has now closed. The deadline to apply was April, 17, 2022.