NASSP exists for one simple reason: To promote you, the school leader, as the driving force in transforming education for a new day. Your passion for that goal is unquestionable. But your ability to create an environment where all students can reach their highest potential also depends on you receiving the right guidance, training, and support.

To that end, NASSP is transforming its own offerings. We are delighted to announce a new suite of products called Building Ranks K–12—the evolution of Breaking Ranks K–12—for the schools our students need today. The suite includes an online Assessment Center, an online publication titled Building Ranks: A Comprehensive Framework for School Leaders, and two surveys—”Leadership 360º” and “School Culture.” These tools will help you discover your strengths, learn the what and how of effective school leadership, and gain insight into how your school is perceived by stakeholders and constituents.

At different points in your professional journey, your leadership development needs will vary. That’s why these tools have been specifically designed to be applicable wherever you are in your career. They are suitable for individual school leaders, districts, states, and university-based preparation programs. The framework and in-depth feedback reports allow for individual or organizational data collection and reflection, which can be used when developing effective practices.

Effective school leadership results in a school where all students can succeed. As you continue on your professional journey, Building Ranks K–12 will be a catalyst in your fulfilling your greatest potential, so your students can fulfill theirs.

Building Ranks K–12 is in the final stages of development and will be debuting in 2018. We’ll send you updates on its release date as it gets closer. In the meantime, enjoy your holiday season, and we’ll see you in the new year.

JoAnn Bartoletti
Executive Director, NASSP