Communicator - September 2018

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#ThankAPrincipal for National Principals Month
NAESP is celebrating principals a little more than usual this—and every—October during National Principals Month. Read more

Goal-Setting for Principals
Our September NAESP Twitter chat on goal-setting helped education leaders identify barriers to success like lack of time or fear of failure and develop a plan to overcome them to reach their goals. Read more

An Epic Principal Road Trip Ed-venture
NAESP President Eric Cardwell left Sept. 13 for a two-week, 4,500-mile road trip to visit with school leaders and find out what keeps them up at night and what works for them in their schools. Read more

Webinar Wednesday Recap: Creating a Culture of Literacy
Get tips on creating a culture of literacy from a principal who transformed one of the lowest performing schools into a National Model School. Read more



5 Tips for Improving Student—and Teacher—Attendance
Regular attendance is a group effort, with students, families, faculty, and administrators all playing a role. Read more

#AttendanceAwarenessMonth Trends on Twitter
The topic of attendance was trending on social media this month. Here’s what most grabbed the attention of your principal peers. Read more

Working With Local Businesses to Support the Total Child
There’s more to consider than just classroom instruction when it comes to child development. It’s a collaboration, and an often overlooked sector is local businesses. Read more

Considerations for Grieving Students
Transitions are tough for grieving students, especially when they’re starting a new grade or moving to a new building. Here are some tips to help them as they return to the classroom. Read more



Meet the 2018 Class of National Distinguished Principals
As part of National Principals Month in October, NAESP honors the nation’s top principals. Congratulations to the newest class of National Distinguished Principals. Read more

NAESP Podcast Launches
This new podcast will focus on all things advocacy in education. In our inaugural episode, Paul Fleming of the Tennessee Department of Education shares how his state is prioritizing principals. Read more Winners Announced
NAESP teamed up with to give principals a platform to help their teachers’ get projects funded. Three participating schools won a $5,000 gift card. Read more

Submit Conference Proposals
The deadline to submit proposals for the 2019 NAESP Pre-K–8 Principals Conference is Oct. 15. Read more

Mentor Future Leaders in Education
The National Mentor Training and Certification Program gives principals like you the chance to pass along what you’ve learned about leadership to the next generation of educators. The next training is Oct. 29-30 in Austin, Texas. Read more