NAESP Board of Directors Issues Position Statement on Inclusiveness & Diversity

The statement reflects the association's commitment to diversity, inclusivity, and school and student success.

In March 2018, NAESP’s Board of Directors directed NAESP’s Diversity Task Force to define and create a position statement on inclusiveness and diversity in schools. The following position statement was approved by the board at its July 2018 meeting:

The National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) respects, values, and celebrates the unique characteristics and perspectives of the diverse populations within our schools. We believe that effective collaboration of all stakeholder groups provides the necessary and unique voices that bring cultural responsiveness and inclusivity needed for student success.

For recommendations on how principals can support diversity, see NAESP’s recently released publication, The Principal’s Guide to Building Culturally Responsive Schools.