Nation’s Principals Build Playground at Orlando Elementary School

NAESP and Landscape Structures will gift Catalina Elementary School with a $65,000 playground structure during NAESP's 2018 Pre-K–8 Principals Conference in Orlando.

Alexandria, VA—July 5, 2018—Over 100 of the nation’s school principals will come together Sun. July 8 to build a playground at Catalina Elementary School in Orlando, Florida. The Community Service Day marks the 10th anniversary of the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) partnership with Landscape Structures to donate and build a playground at a deserving elementary school. Other build locations include Tampa, Seattle, Long Beach & Compton, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Prince George’s County, Maryland.

The service day is a part of NAESP’s annual conference, which is held in Orlando, Florida, at the Orlando World Center Marriott on July 9-11. Visit the conference website to learn more about the speakers and program:

What: Principals from around the nation will help to build a playground at Catalina Elementary School. NAESP and corporate partner Landscape Structures, a Delano, Minn.-based commercial playground equipment manufacturer, are donating a PlayBooster® playstructure for kids ages 5 to 12 valued at approximately $65,000. The playstructure features playground slides, climbers, and activity panels in addition to overhead events and bridges. The playground is ADA compliant and was designed to welcome children of all abilities. In addition to building the playground, principal volunteers will do landscaping, painting, and other beautification projects at the school.

Where: The service project will take place at Catalina Elementary School, 2448 29th St, Orlando, Florida 32805

When: Sun., July 8: 9 a.m. to noon

How: To cover this event and to interview principals, contact Kaylen Tucker ( or 703-518-6257)

About Catalina Elementary School
Catalina Elementary School, a Title I school located in Orange County Public Schools, is led by principal Seth Daub. Daub, who is a member of NAESP and the Florida Association of Elementary and Middle School Principals, was recently named the NAESP National Distinguished Principal for the state of Florida.

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.