Communicator - October 2018

  Communicator Archives
  Honoring Principals  

All October, NAESP celebrated National Principals Month with webinars, Twitter chats, a Capitol Hill briefing, a bipartisan congressional resolution, and the National Distinguished Principals event.

A Distinguished Group
NAESP recognized the top principals in the country and overseas with the title of 2018 National Distinguished Principals and held a two-day celebration in their honor. Read more

Webinar Recap: Leading in Tough Times 
As part of our National Principals Month events, NAESP held a webinar on leading in tough times. Hear how to manage budget shortfalls, address recruiting and retention challenges, and more. Read more

Twitter Chat: Leadership Tips from NAESP NDPs
We asked the 2018 class of National Distinguished Principals to help us lead our Oct. 25 #NAESPchat on Twitter as we discussed all things leadership teams. Here’s what they said. Read more

  Health & Family  

Veterans Day: Kids Serve, Too! 
Veterans Day honors those who served in the military. But their deployments often take a toll on their kids. Thank a military child this Veterans Day, because they serve, too. Read more

Is This Dope or What? Teachers and Recreational Marijuana Use
Many states permit recreational marijuana use, and more are likely to follow suit. This raises questions about the use of marijuana for many professions, especially educators. Read more

Teacher Stress: How Principals Can Help
Teachers get stressed out. And stress can lead to burnout. Learn to recognize signs of stress in your teachers and what you can do to help them. Read more

Help Grieving Students Over the Holidays
Grief doesn’t take a holiday. It often worsens as families celebrate traditions in the wake of a loss. Here’s how educators can help students at school. Read more

  NAESP News  

Register for #NAESP19
It’s time! Registration is open for the 2019 NAESP Pre-K–8 Principals Conference in Spokane, Washington. Read more

Hall of Fame Honoree
NAESP Executive Director L. Earl Franks, Ed.D., CAE, will be inducted into the Alabama Educational Leadership Hall of Fame at Troy University in November. Read more

Webinar: Avoiding School Leadership Burnout
On Oct. 30, Baruti Kafele will host a webinar that will offer ways to meet responsibilities while maintaining a balanced personal life and avoiding burnout. Read more

NAESP Travel Benefits 
Are you taking advantage of all of your membership benefits? Check out our newest offerings that’ll help you save money on your next vacation. Read more

Get Caught Up on the NAESP Advocacy Podcast
Charles Best, founder and CEO of, talks with NAESP about the evolution of his organization and his thoughts on leadership and advocacy. Read more