NAESP is the only national association dedicated to serving elementary and middle-level principals.

We’re Here for You
at Every Career Stage

You work tirelessly to support staff and keep your school running smoothly. NAESP is committed to providing the resources you need to grow to your fullest potential.

We Support Your Profession

As your greatest advocate in Washington, D.C., we make sure the interests of school leaders are at the table.

We Feed Your Passion

We provide you with timely, vetted resources and free professional development that showcases the latest best practices and research.

We Connect You With Your Peers

Build your network with NAESP’s trainings, workshops, and social media communities, and then meet your new colleagues in person at NAESP’s annual conference.

Members Enjoy Access To

Professional Liability

With $2 million of individual professional liability coverage and up to $10,000* for job protection legal counsel, you can relax and do your job without looking over your shoulder.

Federal Advocacy

We’re your greatest advocate in Washington D.C., making sure the interests of principals are at the table, whether it’s school funding, evaluation standards, education policy matters, or legislative issues.

Principal Magazine

Sit down five times a year to absorb the latest developments in the field, find timely articles and promising practices to share, and gain the perspectives you need to lead your learning community efficiently.

Professional Learning

Free professional development webinars, podcasts, and online learning — You and your staff can tap into knowledge from the leading names in the field. Get a member discount for NAESP’s Pre-K—8 Principals Conference, where you’ll meet and network with leading luminaries in education and connect with thousands of motivated peers.

Best Practice Resource Hub

Keep up with the latest leadership and education trends in our twice-weekly Principal Insights newsletter, ready-to-use resources for you and your staff in our monthly Communicator newsletter, and critical updates on laws and regulations from Capitol Hill that impact you, your teachers, and your students.

Valuable Discounts

Take advantage of discounts on NAESP’s annual conference, membership and materials from the American Student Council Association, and savings on professional learning programs, purchases at Office Depot/OfficeMax, Hertz rental cars, vacation packages, and more.

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Membership Types

Access professional learning, leadership resources, legal benefits, and valuable discounts.

Membership Certificate

Let your colleagues know you belong to NAESP.

Legal Benefits

Membership guarantees peace of mind with a professional liability plan and legal assistance benefits.


Save time and money so you can focus on what matters most–your students.

State Affiliates

Each state has an affiliate, each affiliate has an NAESP state representative.

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