Center for Principal Leadership

Welcome to the NASSP Center for Principal Leadership

Your role as principal is critical to your school community. Here in the NASSP Center for Principal Leadership, you can connect with your colleagues and other experts to enhance your skills, explore current trends and research, and celebrate your successes.

Expert of the Week

Follow the experts as they post weekly articles on topics relevant to the everyday work of principals.

Digital Principal Expert of the Week

Follow our award-winning digital principals as they post weekly about the latest in digital principalship.


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.

National Principals Month

Celebrate your successes during National Principals Month! This month pays homage to and recognizes the contributions of principals in schools across the United States.

Principal of the Year

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.

Digital Principals of the Year

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.

Breakthrough Schools

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.