Now Is the Time for Unity

Yesterday’s events in the nation’s capital remind us just how severely our country is divided. At the same time, families, educators, and students in pre-K through higher education continue to fight our way through the pandemic’s interruption to education—itself a source of discord in many communities. Our leaders are calling for unity. We need a common cause to harness our pain, frustration, and suffering and convert them to hope and optimism. Rebuilding our education system can be that common project through which we […]

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A National Principals Month for the Books!

Throughout October, NASSP, the American Federation of School Administrators (AFSA), and the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) continued the annual tradition of highlighting principals across the nation during National Principals Month (NPM). All month long, students, parents, teachers, fellow school leaders, policymakers, and even entire states celebrated the impact that principals have on […]

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Congratulations to Dr. Lucas Clamp, 2019 National Principal of the Year

Each year, the NASSP Principal of the Year program recognizes outstanding middle level and high school principals who have made amazing contributions to their profession and to students’ learning. Earlier this year, NASSP announced its three finalist and has selected Dr. Lucas Clamp, principal of River Bluff High School in Lexington, South Carolina, has been […]

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Enter the Student Video Contest and #ThankAPrincipal

October is National Principals Month(NPM), a celebration of school leaders and the work that they do all year to ensure school and student success. To show their appreciation, students are invited to send their principals e-cards, plan celebrations for them, and post about them on social media using #ThankAPrincipal.

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Meet the 2019 Principal of the Year Finalists

NASSP is excited to announce the 2019 NASSP National Principal of the Year finalists. The selected principals hail from South Carolina, Illinois, and Montana and exemplify how truly important the role of the school leader is to school and student success. Our extraordinary finalists are:

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2018 Digital Principals of the Year Announced

Innovative. Bold. Creative. These are the qualities exemplified by the 2018 NASSP Principals of the Year. Each year, NASSP recognizes principals who harness the potential of new technologies to further students’ learning.   Congratulations to this year’s digital principals: Kristina MacBury, Brian McCann, and Mariah Rackley.

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Erica Page Named 2018 NASSP National Assistant Principal of the Year

Compassionate, learner-centered, student achievement-oriented, and data-driven—these are some of the words used to describe the 2018 NASSP National Assistant Principal of the Year. Erica Page, in her sixth year as an assistant principal at Pelion High School, in Pelion, SC, has been selected for this year’s honor. There are four keys that drive Page’s work […]

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Assistant Principal of the Year 2018: Finalists Announced

Every year, NASSP recognizes assistant principals from across the country for their exemplary efforts in providing high-quality learning opportunities for students. The NASSP National Assistant Principal of the Year program (APOY) selects three finalists from each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity, and the U.S. Department […]

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That’s a Wrap for this Year’s National Principals Month

 Our month-long celebration of National Principals Month has concluded and schools across the country took the opportunity to say “thank you” to their principals in really meaningful ways. Video Contest One way was through the student video contest, which challenged students to create fun short videos telling us why they love their principal. This year’s […]

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