NAESP President Nancy Davenport represented pre-K-8 principals in the well-documented flurry of activity at the U.S. Department of Education on Monday Feb. 2. First Lady Michelle Obama's energizing address to Department of Education staff has been well publicized. Less known, however, is that prior to Obama's speech, Davenport was part of an exclusive, invited group of association leaders who met with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to discuss the federal education agenda. Read the statement.