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National Principals Month is taking place once again this October to raise awareness about the significant challenges facing the principalship across the country and to recognize the outstanding work of our nation’s principals. We encourage you to advocate for principals through media outlets, strategic partnerships, and sponsorships.

Did You Know?

  • Nearly 1 in 5 principals leave their schools each year, according to an intensive research initiative by NASSP and the Learning Policy Institute. This leads to increased teacher turnover and, ultimately, a disruption in overall student achievement.
  • According to the Wallace Foundation, leadership is second only to instruction in school-based factors that affect student achievement.
  • In a decade of intensive research, the Wallace Foundation identified no documented case of school turnaround absent an effective leader.
  • Support for ongoing principal professional development is essential. Unfortunately, only 4 percent of professional development dollars reach principals, meaning the average high school principal is not in place long enough to see their freshman class graduate.

Contacts 

To learn more about how to join our National Principals Month initiative, please contact: 

NASSP

Bob Farrace, farraceb@nassp.org, 703-909-4661

NAESP

Kaylen Tucker, ktucker@naesp.org, 703-518-6257

AFSA

Scott Treibitz, Scott@tricompr.com, 703-276-2772