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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.
4 June 2020
Jessica Cabeen is the principal of Ellis Middle School in Austin, MN. She was the 2017 Minnesota Nationally Distinguished Principal and a facilitator of the Minnesota Principal Academy offered through the University of Minnesota. She is the coauthor of Balance Like a Pirate (2018) and author of Hacking Early Learning (2018), Lead with Grace (2019), and Unconventional Leadership (2019). She loves to connect with other educators on Instagram, Facebook, Voxer and Twitter ( @JessicaCabeen) and her website ( www.jessicacabeen.com ).
Can hear me now? How about now? Did my stream cut out? Or, more embarrassingly, did I forget to unmute myself? Today’s educators have taken on a task no other industry has accomplished. We completely changed our methods, our platforms, and our engagement from in-person to online in record time. Here is the deal—educators became […]
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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.
27 May 2020
Derek L. McCoy is the proud principal of North Asheboro Middle School in Asheboro, NC, and the co-author of The Revolution: It’s Time to Empower Change in Our Schools . He has over 20 years of experience as a middle level principal, assistant principal, and math teacher, and was named an NASSP Digital Principal of the Year in 2014. Follow him on Twitter ( @mccoyderek) and his blog ( https://mccoyderek.com/).
Even as schools have transitioned to online learning, it’s heartening to see that this crisis isn’t keeping school leaders from carrying out what I think is one of the true joys of school administration—classroom walk-throughs and visitations. Over the years, my thinking and approach to classroom walk-throughs have evolved and changed so much to where […]
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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.