Celebrating the principalship nationwide

Each October, National Principals Month recognizes the essential role that principals play in making a school great.

Principals are among the hardest working, yet often least recognized individuals in education. Principals set the academic tone for their schools, and it is their vision, dedication, and determination that provide the mobilizing force for achieving student success. Each October, NASSP, NAESP, and AFSA seek to honor these unsung heroes for their tireless efforts in pursuit of excellence in education.

National Principals Month is a widely recognized celebration of the principalship, marked by national and state resolutions supporting the event, as well as acknowledgements from U.S. Senators and Representatives, and top government officials. However, the most important National Principals Month celebrations are the ones that take place in schools and communities across the country.

Check back here and visit www.principalsmonth.org for more information about National Principals Month 2023!

Engage, share, and learn with “Principal Leadership Amplified.”

This interactive series dives deep into the pressing topics and challenges that school leaders encounter in today’s evolving educational environment. Each session casts a spotlight on principals who have navigated these challenges with innovation and resilience. Beyond just listening, attendees will actively engage in asking probing questions, sharing their own insights, and collaborating in real-time through the chat feature.

Each session will be recorded. The recording will be sent to all who are registered.

Monday, October 2, 1:00 p.m. ET

Cultivating a collaborative and inclusive school community is an essential role of principals, including implementing effective communication and feedback mechanisms for staff and stakeholders and having structures and strategies for empowering teachers and staff to excel in their roles. Join to learn, discuss, and share.

Speakers: Jen Warren, Principal, Manor Middle School (Texas); Tron Young, Principal, Central School District 104 (Illinois); JoVon Rogers, Principal, Mount Vernon High School (Virginia)

Tuesday, October 10, 1:00 p.m. ET

How do you keep both students and staff engaged and motivated? Dive into the tactics, tools, and transformative mindsets that keep everyone pushing toward excellence. Your experiences, challenges, and techniques are integral to this discussion, so be prepared to interact, question, and contribute!

Speakers: Angela Charboneau-Folch, Principal, Integrated Arts Academy (Minnesota), Todd Dain, Principal, Shawnee Mission South High School (Kansas)

Monday, October 16, 1:00 p.m. ET

Every child is unique, with distinct learning styles, needs, and potentials. This session sheds light on personalized learning approaches and the ways in which schools can ensure every student has an equal shot at success. Join the discussion to learn, share, and collaboratively brainstorm solutions for diverse student populations.

Speakers: Courtney Wilkerson, Principal, Roosevelt High School (D.C.); Marcus Belin, Principal, Huntley High School (Illinois)

Monday, October 23, 1:00 p.m. ET

The culture of a school is its heartbeat. This session will explore the methods principals use to cultivate a positive, inclusive, and growth-oriented environment. We invite participants to share challenges they’ve encountered, solutions they’ve tried, and questions they have about fostering a thriving school culture.

Speakers: Alana Murray, Principal, Shady Grove Middle School (Maryland); Kevin Sotomayor, Principal, Isaac Middle School (Arizona); Michael Randolph, Principal, Leesburg High School (Florida)

Join our live webinar sessions for an exclusive bonus: registrants who attend the live session and complete the feedback survey will receive certificates of attendance!