Communicator - July 2020

Reopening Schools

An SEL Roadmap to Reopening Schools
SEL is necessary to help students understand what’s happening in the world around them and emerge from the situation thriving. Read more

The Principal’s Role in Reopening Schools
NAESP took feedback from a principal survey and created guidance to leverage the principal voice to ensure schools reopen safely. Read more

Compassion Before Curriculum
Before delving into reading, writing, and arithmetic, focus on the overall well-being of all students. Read more

Leadership Lessons

5 Steps to Student Success
Reap the benefits of aligning your school around capacity. Read more

Achieving More, Together
Improve school and student outcomes through distributed leadership. Read more

5 Steps Toward a Trauma-Skilled School
Schools should be trauma-skilled versus trauma-informed. Learn to be more deliberate and proactive when working with trauma-impacted students. Read more

Get Involved

National Aspiring Principals Academy
Being part of this learning experience is career-changing. But don’t just take our word for it. Read more

National Panel of New Principals
Be part of the only initiative of its kind dedicated to the professional learning of new principals. Read more

Learning From Each Other
Help your principal colleagues by sharing your innovative solutions to issues in education. Plus, get inspired by others’ stories. Read more


Kimbrelle Barbosa Lewis Takes Helm of NAESP
The Tennessee principal starts her term as NAESP president Aug. 1, 2020. Read more

NAESP Arts Supplement Recognized
The Champion Creatively Alive Children received an EXCEL award. Check out the supplement. Read more

Webinar: How to Create a Perfect School
This Aug. 12 webinar will help you recognize—and then break—bad habits today's educators inherited that destroy intrinsic motivation. Read more

Looking Ahead to 2021
Keep updated on the latest with the 2021 NAESP Pre-K-8 Principals Conference in Chicago. Read more

NAESP Partners with Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids
NAESP is proud to join the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids and support the health and well-being of students. Read more

Making the Most of Membership
NAESP recognizes top associations for their efforts to boost membership in their states. Read more