Let’s hear it for principals! The U.S. Senate passed S. Res 607, a resolution drafted by NAESP and the National Association of Secondary School Principals to designate October 2010 as National Principals Month. Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-North Dakota, introduced the resolution, which honors elementary, middle, and high school principals for their passion and dedication to students across the country. The U.S. House of Representatives may consider a similar resolution, H. Res. 1652, introduced by Rep. Susan Davis, D-California. These two resolutions represent the full support by both chambers of Congress for the need to honor all principals and recognize the importance of school leadership during October 2010.
The resolutions encourage U.S. residents to observe National Principals Month with appropriate ceremonies and activities that promote awareness of school leadership in ensuring that every child has access to a high-quality education.
In tandem with National Principals Month, NAESP is recognizing the nation’s best K-8 principals Oct. 14-15 during its National Distinguished Principals program in Washington, D.C. NAESP is proud to honor these dedicated education professionals. A list of the 2010 NDPs and their biographical information can be accessed at www.naesp.org/2010-national-distinguished-principals.