Five Highlights from Trailblazing Leadership Week

A week of leadership, learning, and recognition for dedicated school and student leaders ends today. Here we share some of the experiences that made them feel seen and heard as they were honored for blazing trails in education.

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Julie Kasper and Brad Seamer

Leadership Network Helps Connect Assistant Principals Across the Country

Assistant principals are a crucial, but sometimes overlooked, part of a well-run school. They take on a variety of important duties that often leave them little time to talk to colleagues and share ideas. NASSP’s Leadership Network for Assistant Principals is designed to help connect APs across the country, who experience many of the same […]

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Gregg Wieczorek

Listening and Learning Tour Continues in Four More States

NASSP President Gregg Wieczorek’s latest school visits on Leading Forward: The Listening and Learning Tour brought him to these four East Coast states in March: Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and New York. Below are brief highlights from the latest stops.

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Gregg Wieczorek

Nominations Are Open for NASSP Board of Directors

If you’ve ever thought it might be interesting and rewarding to serve on the NASSP Board of Directors, now is the time to apply. Nominations to the board are now open to all active members in good standing who are currently serving as principals or assistant principals.

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Dr. Evelyn Edney

Join NASSP’s Board of Directors and Make Your Voice Heard

NASSP is currently seeking applications for the Board of Directors. In this post, Dr. Evelyn Edney, principal of the Early College High School at Delaware State University in Dover, DE, reflects on how participation on the board has helped her grow as a leader and better advocate for her community and the profession.

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Six Inclusive Practices for School Leadership

According to cognitive scientists, we make most of our decisions without even consciously thinking about them. As a result, it’s important to take note of biases that may be negatively influencing our decision-making.

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A Conference for Women Leaders by Women Leaders

“I have never seen more laughter. People were intensely engaging in conversations, remembering each other from last time they met, and celebrating each other’s accomplishments during the hardest two years of our lives.”

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Amanda Karhuse

An Opportunity for Congress to Strengthen the Educator Workforce

In December 2021, NASSP released results from a nationally representative survey of principals that found job satisfaction is at an ultimate low with almost 4 out of 10 principals (38%) expecting to leave the profession in the next three years. The pandemic, political tensions, and limited guidance and resources were cited as major factors.

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Top Five Blog Posts of 2021

For a snapshot of what resonated with School of Thought readers in 2021, check out the five most popular posts. Because the year was incredibly stressful and far from normal, it’s no surprise that topics such as well-being and collaboration top the list. Our four-legged friends are honored here, too. Happy reading!

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Supporting Students as Civic Leaders

The world has no shortage of problems. My generation, Gen Z, is being handed a society that is grappling with wealth inequality, voter suppression, healthcare injustice, climate crises, and much more. Especially during this pandemic, the future has never seemed so bleak and hopeless.

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