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Principal Expert of the Week
Follow the experts as they post weekly articles on topics relevant to the everyday work of principals.
10 October 2019
Duane Kline is in his 33nd year as an educator, and 18th year as a high school principal. He lives in New Liberty, KY, with his chemistry-teaching wife, Anne, and he is the proud dad of his special education daughter, Hannah, and soon-to-be history-teaching son, Aaron. He was blessed to be recognized as the 2016 Kentucky Secondary Principal of the Year.
We spend a great deal of time as school leaders talking about building culture. We often consider the day-to-day elements of this work: eating lunch with the kids, visiting classrooms, being visible at all kinds of school events, and having meaningful conversations with teachers and students. The work of leading a school and building a […]
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Digital Principal Expert of the Week
Follow our award-winning digital principals as they post weekly about the latest in digital principalship.
16 October 2019
Bill Ziegler, EdD, is the principal of Pottsgrove High School in Pottstown, PA. He was a 2015 NASSP Digital Principal of the Year and the 2016 Pennsylvania Principal of the Year. Bill is the host of “ Lead the Way, A Podcast for School Leaders ,” which works to encourage, equip, and empower school leaders. He is also the co-author of Future Focused Leaders: Relate, Innovate, and Invigorate for Real Educational Change . See more of his thoughts on creativity at https://youtu.be/zs1BqDQOtLk , follow him on Twitter ( @drbillziegler), visit his website at www.chaselearning.org .
How do you lead and model creativity? That’s a question many school leaders ask themselves. Many of us can get our arms around collaboration, communication, and critical thinking, but why is it that creativity is one area where we frequently struggle and sputter? I think it’s because we fear creativity—it doesn’t fall into a nice […]
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Join Winston Sakurai, 2016 Digital Principal of the Year, in a weekly Sunday night 9:00 p.m (ET) Twitter conversation, focusing on current topics relevant to principals.
Celebrate your successes during National Principals Month! This month pays homage to and recognizes the contributions of principals in schools across the United States.
Learn about the NASSP Principal of the Year program, which recognizes outstanding middle level and high school principals who have demonstrated success in leadership, curriculum, and personalization.
Learn about the NASSP Digital Principals of the Year program, which honors principals who fully embrace new technology and use it to drive their school and students success.
Learn about NASSP Breakthrough Schools program, which recognizes middle level and high schools that serve large numbers of students in poverty and are high achieving or dramatically improving student achievement.