NAESP Receives Award for Principal Magazine

A special literacy-themed issue of Principal has won an Apex Award for Publication Excellence.

Alexandria, VA—July 27, 2018—The National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) has been awarded a 2018 APEX Award for Publication Excellence for its flagship publication, Principal magazine.

APEXNAESP received the award for the November/December 2017 edition of Principal, titled “Literacy Instruction: Chart a new course.” The issue addressed a wide scope of literacy topics relevant to school leaders, from news literacy to cross-curricular and disciplinary instruction, to quality feedback to choosing and evaluating a literacy program. It includes articles that focus on the evolving literacy skills that students need to know and be able to do, and how principals can help children learn these skills.

Administered by Communications Concepts, the APEX Awards saw over 1,400 entries submitted this year, each evaluated based on excellence in graphic design, editorial content, and the ability to achieve overall communications excellence. A full list of award-winners can be found on their website, at

Read and trusted by thousands of elementary and middle-level principals nationwide, Principal is the premier publication for pre-K–8 school leaders. The magazine provides insights and best practices for principals looking to improve their schools and grow their leadership.

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.