Assistant Principal of the Year Named During AP Week

NASSP honored Meghan Redmond, assistant principal at Chief Ivan Blunka School in New Stuyahok, AK, as the 2019 NASSP Assistant Principal of the Year during National Assistant Principals Week, April 8–12. Through her focus on student achievement and staff retention, Redmond has created a strong and integrated learning environment with an increasingly positive school climate. Utilizing the traditional values and language of the native community, she ensures that her students receive a culturally relevant education while also exposing them to as many college and career opportunities as possible, giving her students equal access to an amazing future of their choice. Congratulations once again to Meghan Redmond, the 2019 NASSP Assistant Principal of the Year!

Student Volunteers to Be Honored in Washington, D.C.

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program honors youth volunteers from across the country—students who have made it their mission to raise awareness about teen mental health, raise funds to help children with cancer, support people with disabilities, help communities affected by Hurricane Harvey, and more. On May 4–7, 102 state honorees (one middle level and one high school student from every state and the District of Columbia) will come together in Washington, D.C., to share experiences, meet volunteers from other countries, tour the monuments, and attend an awards ceremony. Visit for more information and a list of the honorees.

LEAD Conferences Sell Out

The popularity of NASSP’s Leadership Experience and Development (LEAD) Conferences—and their commitment to cultivating student leaders—continues to rise. At this year’s sold-out LEAD DC, held February 1–3 in Washington, D.C., students and advisers from the National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, and National Student Council convened to sharpen their leadership skills with the goal of improving school culture and strengthening their communities. LEAD Chicago, held March 22–24, experienced record sold-out attendance as well. Due to overwhelming demand, NASSP will hold two LEAD Conferences in Washington, D.C., for the 2019–20 academic year, with one event November 15–17 and another January 31–February 2. Mark your calendar for these events and give your students and advisers an incredible learning experience. Details can be found at