5 Things: March/April 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:

Students Supporting Veterans

The American Student Council Association and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs recently teamed for the End Veteran Homelessness Challenge. Students collected $7,000 worth of personal care items; the Henry Zarrow International School in Tulsa, Oklahoma, collected the most—$2,000 worth. Carrollwood Day School in Tampa, Florida, followed, with $1,500 in products. That’s a lot of toothbrushes! Learn more

There’s a Podcast for That.

Introducing NAESP’s newest way to keep its members up to date on all things advocacy: the NAESP Advocacy Podcast. We talk with leaders in edu¬cation from the halls of Congress to local school boards about policies, legislation, and laws that affect principals. Take a listen! Learn more

Get Inspired at #NAESP19.

Don’t miss our three top-notch speakers—Razia Jan, founder of Razia’s Ray of Hope; Michael Fullan, global leadership director at New Pedagogies for Deep Learning; and Kwame Alexander, a New York Times bestselling author, poet, and educator—at the 2019 NAESP Pre-K–8 Principals Conference, July 10–12 in Spokane, Washington. Learn more

Taking over Capitol Hill

Nearly 200 elementary and middle-​level principals from across the country will gather in the nation’s capital March 17–20 to discuss the most pressing issues in education with legislators as part of NAESP’s National Leaders Conference. Follow the conversation on Twitter using the #naespNLC hashtag. Learn more

Funding Innovation

Have a creative program in mind for your school but don’t have the funding to implement it? The Champion Creatively Alive Children grant program will choose up to 20 schools to receive a $2,500 grant. Proposals will be accepted through June 21. Apply early and get a Crayola product gift pack.. Learn more

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