Shadowing Visits

You know that outstanding school leaders make for outstanding schools, but sometimes it’s not easy to communicate the numerous ways that good principals enhance their school communities. We firmly believe that one of the most powerful methods for conveying this message to policymakers is simply to let them see for themselves.

To supplement the exceptional efforts of our grassroots network of principals in advocacy, we encourage you to ask one of your members of Congress to shadow you for a day. Shadowing provides a wonderful opportunity for members of Congress and congressional staffers to experience firsthand the role and responsibilities of exemplary principals. Furthermore, it provides the perfect occasion for you to highlight the excellence in leadership principals provide to schools, educators, and students around the country.

If you like, you can use this template invitation to email your member of Congress and ask them to participate in the shadowing program.

To contact your representative, visit www.house.gov.

To contact your senators, visit www.senate.gov.

If you have already scheduled a shadowing visit with your member of Congress or have questions about conducting a shadowing visit, let us know by calling or emailing NASSP Advocacy Coordinator Sophia Papavizas at 703-860-7292 or papavizass@nassp.org.