Discover the High Value of NAESP Membership
Access to Resources and Best Practices for Principals
Advocacy in Action on Capitol Hill
A National Network of Your Peers
Career Support includes $1,000,000 individual professional liability coverage
Enhanced Purchasing Power
Recognition and Leadership Opportunities
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M = Members-Only Benefit
- Principal magazine—The award-winning magazine that gives principals the information and insights they need to be more effective principals. Members have exclusive access to online content and a searchable archive of past articles. Published five times a year. M
- Communicator—A monthly e-newsletter that highlights association and education-related news and trends, including research on leadership, diversity, and middle-level education. Communicator is issued in print only in March. M
- Report to Parents—A special bulletin delivered monthly with Communicator that is ready to reproduce and circulate to parents to promote parent engagement. M
- Before the Bell—The top news stories in pre-K-8 education from around the nation are delivered in digest form to your email inbox every Tuesday and Friday morning “before the bell.” M
- National Principals Resource Center—The NPRC brings you the latest books filled with expert advice and practical information from education experts; wide-ranging topics include everything from data-based decision-making to leading professional learning communities. Members enjoy discounts off retail prices. M
- Best Practices for Better Schools™—This online white paper series is intended to strengthen the effectiveness of elementary and middle-level principals by providing information and insight about research-based practices and guidance for implementing them in schools.
- Promising Practices—An online, at-your-fingertips, resource for project ideas, programs, and techniques that principals have implemented in their own schools to raise student achievement and improve learning communities. You’ll find samples that provide an excellent starting point for principals who want to improve the learning communities they lead. M
- Research & Data
- Ten-Year Study—Hallmark study paints a comprehensive picture of the principalship; reports on current and longitudinal data, issues, and trends that affect the profession.
- Student Recognition—NAESP, as co-sponsor of the American Student Council Association program, provides principals with incentives and recognition products to reward student leadership; only members are eligible to participate in the national ASCA honors program. NAESP members can also participate in the National Elementary Honor Society to recognize and reward student academic excellence. The President's Education Awards Program is sponsored by the U. S. Department of Education, in partnership with NAESP and the National Association of Secondary School Principals. It was developed to help principals recognize and honor students who have achieved high academic goals through hard work and dedication to learning. Learn more about all of these awards programs.
- Professional Standards—NAESP’s landmark guidebooks for leading learning communities.
- Leading Learning Communities—NAESP’s research-based, gold standard for what elementary principals should know and know how to do; sets priorities and provides specific tools and resources to help principals meet standards of highly effective leadership. Order online through the NPRC/Bookstore.
- Leading Early-Childhood Learning Communities—Identifies the six standards to help principals to provide instructional leadership in supporting early childhood education and “extending the continuum of learning.” Order online through the NPRC/Bookstore.
- Leading After-School Learning Communities—The definitive document that gives principals the knowledge, tools, and resources they need to establish and sustain quality after-school programs that enhance student success. Call NAESP at 800-386-2377 to order.
- An Influential Federal Public Policy Program—NAESP’s advocacy agenda tracks education-related news, legislation, and policy decisions in Congress, the White House, the U.S. Department of Education, and other federal agencies with the goal of protecting the needs and interests of elementary and middle-level principals nationwide. Members receive email updates. M
- The Legislative Action Center—NAESP’s online advocacy tool that allows NAESP members to track legislation, find updated information on votes and bills, locate NAESP resources to assist effective advocacy efforts, and email federal legislators. M
- A nationwide network of 25,000 education leaders you can meet virtually or in person at national and local events—they’re your resource for ideas, benchmarking, and best practices. M
- Your network spans the nation through NAESP in our online private community Principal 2 Principal, where members exchange ideas, strategies, best practices, and resources, as well as on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. Get connected today!
- Stay up-to-date with The Principals' Office blog, including the Mentor Center, a regular feature during the school year.
- State-Based Colleagues—Find your colleagues, peers, and friends through our online directory of state or district associations for principals.
- The NAESP Annual Conference. Best Practices for Better Schools™—The national conference of the year for elementary and middle-level principals. Members attend at a significantly discounted registration rate. Join us in Baltimore, Md., July 11-13, 2013. Watch for details. M
- PD 360 for NAESP Members—Free access to videos and supporting resources on selected topics by special arrangement with the foremost online professional development service for educators. M
- National Mentor Program—Experienced principals become certified mentors after they undergo training through the Leadership Immersion Institute and nine-month internships so they can help new or aspiring principals get a stronger foothold in their careers.
- Free webinars presented by the experts throughout the year—Learn without leaving your desk!
- NAESP Radio—Listen to these brief yet insightful conversations hosted by Executive Director Gail Connelly who interviews experts and newsmakers on topics and issues that affect principals.
- A High-Value Legal Benefits Program—Members receive $1,000,000 in individual professional liability coverage and up to $10,000 for job protection defense, based on continuous years of membership, with a $500 deductible. M
- Principals Help Line—A confidential, online forum where members can ask questions about their most pressing issues and challenges; veteran principals respond one-on-one via email within 48 hours. M
- NAESP’s Career Center—Provides key career services for jobseekers and employers, including job listings, helpful articles and resources, and a resume bank, offered entirely free to jobseekers.
- Principals' Buyers Guide—Online directory of vendors offering the products and services your school needs. M
- Deep discounts on professional development resources and opportunities, including the Annual Conference. M
- Networking and Leadership Opportunities—Members have the opportunity to serve the profession by running for a seat on the NAESP Board of Directors or by participating in a leadership position with their state affiliate. NAESP provides an annual leadership development conference for state affiliate volunteer leaders. M
- National Distinguished Principals—Honors and celebrates exemplary pre-K-8 principals and calls attention to the fundamental importance of the principalship; sponsored by NAESP in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Education. M
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