National Principals Month Congressional Briefing: “On the Front Lines: Principals Leading Through the Pandemic”

Learn how principals are leading through the pandemic and what schools need from lawmakers to help during this period of unprecedented difficulty.

Join representatives from NAESP, the American Federation of School Administrators (AFSA), and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) for this year’s National Principals Month Congressional briefing: “On the Front Lines: Principals Leading Through the Pandemic.” Learn how principals are confronting the ongoing challenges of the pandemic—supporting safe school reopenings, facilitating academic recovery efforts, and addressing student mental health challenges—and how principals have quickly pivoted to meet urgent needs and how their responsibilities and priorities have shifted throughout the pandemic. Panelists will also discuss what schools need from Congress to help ensure students can recover from this tumultuous period.

• Paul Wenger, NAESP President, Principal, Jordan Creek Elementary, West Des Moines, Iowa
• Gregg Wieczorek, NASSP President, Principal, Arrowhead Union High School, Hartland, Wisconsin
• Eric Rowe, President, Denver School Leaders Association (AFSA Local 136), and principal of Denver Prep Academy

• Denisa Superville, Assistant Editor, Education Week