Communicator - September 2020

Celebrating Principals

National Principals Month
All October, NAESP is celebrating its members—principals and APs—for their hard work and dedication to their school communities. Read more

Meet the New National Distinguished Principals
These outstanding principals set high standards for instruction, student achievement, character, and climate for their learning communities. Read more

Make the Most of Virtual Learning

Trials of a First-Year Principal: The Interview
Use these tips to set yourself up for success when you interview for a principal position. Read more

A Mindful Approach to Leading During the Pandemic
Meditation can help education leaders navigate the tumult of our current crisis. Read more

National COVID-19 School Response Dashboard
School leaders share how COVID-19 is affecting their schools and strategies to keep students safe. Read more

Adapting to the Virtual Learning Landscape
These four takeaways from a Virtual Teaching Academy can help teachers prepare an educational blueprint. Read more

Teacher Observation Feedback that S.T.I.C.K.S.
Develop a culture of professional growth in school faculty to transform learning experiences. Read more

Focus on Race and Equity

Confronting Racism
In this Sept. 30 virtual town hall, learn how to foster collaboration among your education team to address racism and bias at school. Read more

Help Students Understand Self and Others
Pass along this Report to Parents for tips on helping kids use the arts to build SEL skills, spark important conversations, and learn about others. Read more

ICYMI: Equity, Social Justice, Race, and the AP
Baruti Kafele helps educators identify classroom inequities, infuse social justice into content areas, and approach difficult conversations on race and ethnicity. Read more



Call for NAESP Board of Directors Nominations
We want board members who have strong opinions about the future of education and ideas about how to take NAESP to the next level. Is that you? Read more

National Aspiring Principals Academy Deadline Nears
NAESP and AASA, The School Superintendents Association, have teamed up to support aspiring school administrators. Apply by Sept. 30 to be part of the next class. Read more

Become a Mentor
NAESP has adapted its mentor training to be an intensive, interactive, and engaging online seminar. Read more