Virtual Capitol Hill Briefing

On the Front Lines: Principals Leading Through the Pandemic

October 14, 2021

3:00–4:00 p.m. (ET)

Join representatives from AFSA, NAESP, and NASSP for this year’s National Principals Month Congressional briefing: “On the Front Lines: Principals Leading Through the Pandemic.” Learn how principals are confronting the ongoing challenges of the pandemic—supporting safe school reopenings, facilitating academic recovery efforts, and addressing student mental health challenges—and how principals have quickly pivoted to meet urgent needs and how their responsibilities and priorities have shifted throughout the pandemic. Panelists will also discuss what schools need from Congress to help ensure students can recover from this tumultuous period.


  • Paul Wenger, NAESP President, Principal, Jordan Creek Elementary, West Des Moines, Iowa
  • Gregg Wieczorek, NASSP President, Principal, Arrowhead Union High School, Hartland, Wisconsin
  • Eric Rowe, President, Denver School Leaders Association (AFSA Local 136), and principal of Denver Prep Academy