NAESP Forms Principal-Led Coronavirus Taskforce

On Thursday, March 20, NAESP formed the NAESP National Coronavirus Taskforce to advise the response of school leaders during this unprecedented time. The goal of this group is to advise NAESP on the state of affairs in school communities, reveal schools’ common challenges and solutions, and support a peer-to-peer network of support for school leaders. 

About the Taskforce

NAESP will use the taskforce’s advice and recommendations to create resources and supports for NAESP members and the nation’s school leaders, as well as to inform NAESP’s advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill. 

The taskforce members were selected based on their outstanding leadership to NAESP, in addition to their state, regional, and national colleagues. 

Here are the members of the taskforce: 

Dave Wick

NAESP President
Taskforce Chair

Liz Garden

Zone 1
Massachusetts

Missie Patschke

Zone 2
Pennsylvania

Ryan Daniel

Zone 3
Maryland

Kristal Pollard

Zone 4
Mississippi

Jessica Hutchison

Zone 5
Illinois

Allyson Apsey

Zone 6
Michigan

Jessica Cabeen

Zone 7
Minnesota

Edgardo Castro

Zone 8
New Mexico

Rachael George

Zone 9
Oregon

James Edmond Jr.

At large
Wisconsin

Andy Jacks

Center for Innovative Leadership Fellow

Hamish Brewer

Center for Innovative Leadership Fellow

Danny Carlson

NAESP Staff
 

Up-to-Date Resources

The supports, resources, and best practices that come from the taskforce will be added to the NAESP Coronavirus/COVID-19 Resources page. Check back often, as new guidelines and resources will be posted daily. Currently, you’ll find updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Department of Education, and other education stakeholders. Plus, we’ve created easy-to-read, shareable graphics that you can pass along to members of your school community.