Bulletin Board: Strengthen

Looking forward to Louisville 2022, plus advancing leadership through networking and connecting.

Learn in Louisville

Make plans to join us for learning and networking at the NAESP Pre-K–8 Principals Conference in Louisville, Kentucky, July 15–17, 2022

As the role of the school leader and the needs of your school community continue to grow, so does the NAESP annual conference. Choose from the following conference strands, each with innovative best practices and successful strategies, presented by nationally recognized speakers and your principal and assistant principal peers in education:

  • Equitable Outcomes, Diversity, Inclusion, and Cultural Responsiveness
  • Family and Community Partnerships
  • Share Leadership, Build Capacity, and Promote a Culture of Continuous Improvement
  • Evidence-Based Social-Emotional Learning and Wellness
  • Transform Learning Through Technology
  • Career-Building and Professional Leadership Skills
  • High-Quality Instruction and Interactions for Pre-K–3rd Grade Leaders
  • Best Strategies and Practices for Middle-Level Leaders

Network With the Centers for Advancing Leadership

The NAESP Centers for Advancing Leadership have networking opportunities for every NAESP member, no matter their career stage.

Innovative Principals Circle: Now in its second year, the Innovative Principals Circle is all about amplifying, connecting, and lifting up innovative principals across the nation. Led by Rachael George and Adam Welcome, fellows of the NAESP Center for Innovative Leadership, IPC gives participants a forum to problem-solve, learn, and grow together to become better leaders.

Middle-Level Meetups: Hosted by Kevin Armstrong and Jessica Cabeen, fellows of the NAESP Center for Middle-Level Leadership, Middle-Level Meetups help middle-level leaders grow their professional learning networks and equip them with strategies to implement in their schools.

Coffee and Cultural Conversations: The NAESP Center for Diversity Leadership, led by fellows Ryan Daniel and Edgardo Castro, focuses on promoting best practices and sharing resources related to cultural responsiveness and inclusion. To put this focus into action, the center created Coffee and Cultural Conversations to connect members who want to network, share their experiences, and cultivate a community of belonging in a world that sometimes can feel isolating.

Women in Leadership Book Study Club: Created by Andrea Thompson and Jessica Gomez, fellows of the NAESP Center for Women in Leadership, this club brings together women in education leadership to discuss leadership challenges and successes. Focusing on one book per year, the Book Study Club is reading and discussing concepts in The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance—What Women Should Know by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman, during the 2021–2022 school year.

Learn about these activities and more at https://bit.ly/3FsJzoT.

Conversation and Connections for APs

The APs Rising Discussion Group is a national professional learning community for assistant principals that provides space for APs to ask questions, offer tips, get resources, and find support in a community-of-​practice environment.

Now, the group is even more connected and interactive with its new APs Rising Conversation and Connections. Led by Equetta Jones, the virtual meetup is an forum space for APs to share ideas and resources regarding the “glows and grows” of an AP. Learn more at https://bit.ly/2YFj6DQ.