Two 2018 National Principals ConferenceTM Thought Leaders Announced

Each year, the National Principals Conference invites world-class thought leaders to share their unique knowledge and experience with attendees. In 2018, you can look forward to hearing from Scott Barry Kaufman, a groundbreaking psychologist and professor at the University of Pennsylvania, on expanding definitions of creativity, human flourishing, and intelligence. Also on the schedule is Adolph Brown—known as “the world’s greatest edu-tainer”—who is the founder, CEO, and president of The Business & Education Leadership Authority. Brown blends humor with truism and research to challenge audiences to live and work more positively. Register for NPC18 to get the chance to learn from these leaders in person. More information can be found at

The 2018 NASSP Advocacy Conference Is Next Month

Registration is open for the 2018 NASSP Advocacy Conference, to be held March 19–21, in Washington, D.C. The conference brings education leaders to the nation’s capital and provides them with a platform to advocate for education on Capitol Hill. The program will include panel discussions, a briefing on the latest news in Congress and NASSP’s legislative agenda, and a day on Capitol Hill, where attendees meet with their respective members of Congress. Only Federal Grassroots Network members may attend—all school leaders are welcome to join at The Advocacy Conference is free, but attendees are responsible for their own travel costs. Visit for more details.

2017–18 Student Leadership Advisory Committee Set

NASSP has selected its roster for the Student Leadership Advisory Committee, which supports the association’s efforts to build student engagement, service, leadership, and voice. Eight students, three advisers, and three principals from 12 schools across the country were selected by NASSP student programs staff and approved by the NASSP Board of Directors. These students and school leaders will support NASSP’s goal of engaging student leaders in influencing federal legislation by creating a platform for student voice. The committee will also select a theme and implement a nationwide project, in keeping with the precedent set by the previous committee’s student leadership initiative on global citizenship. Committee members will serve a two-year term that runs through October 2019.