Media Advisory
Kaylen Tucker, NAESP

Principals to Conduct Service Projects at Long Beach and Compton Elementary Schools

Principals will participate in Community Service Day as part of NAESP’s 2015 Annual Conference.

Reston, VA—June 23, 2015—Elementary and middle-level principals from around the nation will come together on Mon., June 29, to volunteer at school service projects during the National Association of Elementary School Principals’ (NAESP) seventh annual Community Service Day. The project is part of NAESP’s 2015 Best Practices for Better Schools Annual Conference & Exposition, which is being held June 30-July 2 at the Long Beach Convention Center. The project is sponsored by NAESP and playground equipment manufacturer and corporate partner Landscape Structures.   

What: K-8 principals from around the nation will help to build an inclusive playground at Long Beach’s James A. Garfield Elementary School. Simultaneously, principals will complete a beautification project at Compton’s Charles W. Bursch Elementary School.

Where: The service projects will take place at:

  • James A. Garfield Elementary School, 2240 Baltic Ave, Long Beach, CA 90810
  • Charles W. Bursch Elementary School, 2505 W. 156th Street, Compton, CA 90220

When: Mon. June 29, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at both schools.

How: To cover this event and to interview principals, contact Kaylen Tucker ( or 703-518-6257).

More information about NAESP’s 2015 Best Practices for Better Schools Annual Conference & Exposition, including keynote speakers and conference activities, can be found at NAESP’s conference website.


Principals are the primary catalysts for creating lasting foundations for learning. Since 1921, the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) has been the leading advocate for elementary and middle-level principals in the United States and worldwide. NAESP advances the profession by developing policy, advancing advocacy, and providing professional development and resources for instructional leadership, including specialized support and mentoring for early career principals. Key focus areas include pre-K-3 education, school safety, technology and digital learning, and effective educator evaluation. For more information about NAESP, please visit NAESP administers the National Principals Resource Center, the American Student Council Association, and the President's Education Awards & American Citizenship Awards Programs.