Virtual Capitol Hill Briefing

Principals and the Pandemic: How School Leaders are Navigating COVID-19

October 22, 2020

3:00–4:00 p.m. (ET)

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Join representatives from AFSA, NAESP, and NASSP in this open townhall session as they discuss the challenges principals are facing throughout the ongoing COVID pandemic and examine schoolwide trends seen through the COVID-19 database, a live tracker of how schools are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic nationwide. This discussion will allow individuals the opportunity to ask questions directly of principals on the difficult decisions they are making to ensure the safety of their students and staff as well as provide access to the best learning opportunities possible.


  • Nicole Gaudiano, Education Reporter, Politico


  • Kimbrelle Barbosa Lewis, NAESP President, Principal, Cordova Elementary School, Cordova, TN
  • Robert Motley, NASSP President, Principal of Atholton High School, Columbia, MD
  • Cesar Rivera, Principal, Samuels Elementary School, Denver, CO