Leading Dynamic Learning Communities

NAESP is a professional organization serving elementary and middle-level principals who represent 35 million children in pre-K through grade 8.

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Multiple Literacies Open Doors for Students

The latest issue of Principal magazine shows why literacy can and should include cultural responsiveness, media literacy, and a renewed emphasis on social studies.

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Engage With Us


NAESP offers a variety of ways for you to engage with school leaders.


Enhance your leadership skills and share expertise with peers.

State Affiliates

NAESP has affiliate organizations in all 50 states.

Exhibit at Conference

If you sell to the education market, join us at our annual conference.

Apply for Grants

Grants for school projects with funding from NAESP’s partners

Ready to level up your leadership?

Join us this summer for tools, best practices, and networking opportunities that will help you learn and grow as a pre-k–8 leader.