Alan Tenreiro, accepting award for NASSP 2016 National Principal of the YearNASSP Announces 2016 National Principal of the Year

Congratulations to Alan Tenreiro, principal of Cumberland High School in Cumberland, RI, who was named the 2016 NASSP National Principal of the Year during a surprise assembly at his school on October 5. The announcement came as part of NASSP’s celebration of National Principals Month. Under Tenreiro’s leadership, Cumberland High School has seen increases in academic achievement, graduation rates, and the number of students gaining admission to some of the best colleges and universities in the country. Visit to learn more about the announcement.

Ignite ’16 to Bring Innovative Opportunities for Collaboration

Next year’s Ignite conference, to be held in Orlando, FL, on February 25–27, 2016, will feature two unique opportunities for school leaders to collaborate. The first is an NASSP Edcamp, which debuted and was met with great enthusiasm at Ignite ’15. These “unconferences” bring together educators to collaborate and learn with no preset agenda and have been sweeping the nation in recent years. The second out-of-the-box event will be two Hackathons: one for middle level leaders and one for assistant principals. Traditionally seen in the tech world, Hackathons bring people together to conquer specific digital/technical challenges in small groups by employing creative problem solving. Learn more and register today by visiting

Online Learning Just for You

NASSP provides numerous opportunities for its members to further their own professional development, and one especially convenient way to do that is to view NASSP’s online webinars. Live and archived webinars covering topics from school discipline to succession planning allow you to take advantage of free 24/7 access as just one benefit of your membership. Visit for upcoming webinars as well as the full archives.