100 School Leaders to Transform Nashville Elementary School Playground in Annual Community Service Initiative

NAESP and Landscape Structures spearhead nationwide volunteer effort as prelude to major education conference.

What: NAESP Annual Community Service Day – Playground Build and School Improvement Project
Who: 100 Elementary and Middle-Level Principals and Assistant Principals from across the U.S.
When: July 14, 2024, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where: Neely’s Bend Elementary School, Metro Nashville Public Schools (1300 Neely’s Bend Rd., Madison, TN 37115)

Alexandria, VA—July 11, 2024—In a powerful display of educational leadership and community engagement, 100 school principals and assistant principals from across the nation will converge on Nashville to transform the playground and facilities of Neely’s Bend Elementary School. This ambitious project kicks off UNITED: The National Conference on School Leadership, jointly hosted by the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) and the National Association of Secondary School Principals.

Key Highlights:

  1. Massive Volunteer Effort: 100 school leaders will construct new playground structures and undertake various indoor and outdoor improvement projects.
  2. Nationwide Representation: Volunteers from Nashville and diverse regions across the U.S. showcase a unified commitment to education.
  3. Corporate Partnership: The event is made possible through generous support from Landscape Structures and Recreational Concepts.
  4. Decade-long Tradition: This marks over 10 years of NAESP’s Community Service Day, demonstrating sustained commitment to giving back.
  5. Pre-Conference Impact: The service project precedes the UNITED conference (July 15-17), setting a tone of action and community engagement.

“This event exemplifies the spirit of educational leadership,” said NAESP Executive Director L. Earl Franks, Ed.D., CAE. “Our principals and assistant principals are not just leaders within school walls but active community builders. We’re thrilled to partner with Landscape Structures to provide this impactful opportunity.”

Visual Opportunities:

  • School leaders in action, building playground equipment
  • Before and after shots of the school grounds
  • Interactions between volunteers and local school staff

Social Media: Follow the event on social media using #principalsUNITED

For More Information: Visit www.theunitedconference.org

Media Contact: Email Kaylen Tucker, NAESP associate executive director, Communications, at ktucker@naesp.org

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