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5 Things: September/October 2019

The work of a principal is never done. You do it all, and you love it. But even principals require support. We want to keep you in the know about how your Association is serving you while you serve kids. Here are five things you need to know about:


The key to student success is a great school, and the key to a great school is a great principal. In October, as part of National Principals Month, we’re celebrating everything you do for your kids, teachers, and families. Learn more

Guiding principals.

Our new Leading Learning Communities guide defines the “what” of the principalship, offers strategies for “how” effective principals operate, and shares a set of core beliefs that describe the “why” of what effective principals do every day. It’s out now at and on Learn more

Award-winning content.

NAESP is proud to announce that its Principal magazine supplement “Afterschool Learning: Implementing a Program for Success” won the Silver EXCEL award in the special reports category. Learn more

Get funded.

Every month, NAESP, in partnership with, will gift two NAESP members with a $500 gift card to fund school projects. Four lucky members who come to the 2020 NAESP Pre-K–8 Principals Conference in Louisville, Kentucky, have a chance to win a $2,500 gift card during the closing session. Learn more

What's in Store?

Show support for your association and profession through embroidered apparel such as hats, polo shirts, jackets, sweatshirts, and so much more! You can purchase at a discounted rate directly from our official NAESP store. Learn more


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