Principals Perspective Videos

Developed by NAESP and produced by ITN Productions, these videos celebrate and promote the work of principals in our nation’s schools by looking in-depth at innovative and unique ways educators are creating environments rich for learning.


The video includes remarks from U.S. Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-CA) about the important perspective of the nation’s principals, and takes a look at some of the work from the Wallace Foundation that identifies the five key components that make an effective principal.




The K-8 Principal in 2008: A 10-Year Study
The chapters of this seminal report have divided into seven different segments, each of which examines a different aspect of the principalship today. You can download the entire study here.

The NAESP publication Leading Learning Communities: Standards for What Principals Should Know and Be Able to Do is recognized as the performance guideline for principal practice. Written and designed as a guide to provide content, tools, and resources principals can use to meet individual and school-wide goals, Leading Learning Communities defines six standard practice areas that principals should comprehend and be capable of implementing in their schools.

In the landmark report, Vision 2021: Transformations in Leading, Learning, and Community, NAESP charted an ambitious path to lead advocacy and support for elementary and middle-level principals. NAESP's vision looks to 2021, the year the Association will celebrate its 100th anniversary, and clearly defines the core work of principals and of the Association.