Communication is not about saying what we think. Communication is about ensuring others hear what we mean.

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Simon Sinek
Notes to Inspire

AWSP does a remarkable job supporting principals through their website, AWSP News, principal videos, podcasts, the Principals Matter newsletter and Washington Principal magazine.

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James Everett, Ed.D.
Superintendent, Meridian School District

I value Washington Principal magazine. Most of the authors are working principals, writing about issues principals face in a helpful, useful, and approachable way.

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John Pehrson
Former Business Rep to the AWSP Board

Informed Principal

Knowledge is power and we want the most powerful principals in the world. We believe every student deserves an informed, connected, and engaged principal -- and we’re here to help. AWSP strives to be the principal’s best friend. If it’s a resource or information you need, we want to be the first place you look.

Videos

AWSP TV

AWSP TV

AWSP TV is our talk show for principals. Watch on demand or catch our livestream where you can ask our guests questions via chat.

News

AWSP News

Our bi-monthly e-newsletter with the stories, resources, and updates you need to stay informed.

Fast Five

Fast Five

Five tips, tools, and takeaways from principals across the state, all in five minutes or less. We’ve got some great ideas for principals, by principals.

Feature Videos

Feature Videos

Highlighting unique & effective programs around the state showing great examples of effective leadership. Check out how many different evaluation criteria each program touches.

Fact or Fiction

Fact or Fiction

Fact or Fiction videos answer commonly asked questions or address myths or misconceptions, all in two minutes or less.

Events & Promos

Events & Promos

What will you find here? All sorts of cool and fun stuff, from Richard Sherman, Joel McHale, and Scott Servais to our amazing Principals of the Year. 

Publications

What’s news? What’s noise? We filter all that out and keep you up to date with our publications. Whether on screen or paper, we’ve got something for you.

 

Washington Principal Magazine

Washington Principal is the official print publication of AWSP. We print three issues every year of our award-winning magazine, featuring articles written by practicing principals, district communicators, school administrators, education policy experts and influencers, and AWSP staff

Articles focus on what’s happening now in K-12 education in Washington state, giving you access to resources you can’t find anywhere else.
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Principal Matters

Our bi-monthly e-newsletter with the stories, resources, and updates you need to stay informed.

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In The Loop

News from the Association of Washington Student Leaders and updates from Cispus and Chewelah Peak.


 
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Leg Update

All the important news with our state and federal legislatures, every Friday during Washington’s legislative session.

Blogs

  • Legislative Update for 1/22/2021

    Roz Thompson | AWSP Governmental Relations & Advocacy Director
    Jan 22, 2021
    Here in Olympia, there seems to be a constant stream of bills that will eventually have hearings dropping each day. There are also budget discussions taking place for how and when districts will receive the second round of federal dollars for K–12 education along with how the state funding will continue to support schools. And, we are hearing from President Biden there might be a third round of funding from the federal government. The short version, I believe, is that funding will be stable for next school year. How that all gets sorted out, however, remains to be seen. An important concern we’ve shared with legislators is making sure the dollars driven to specific programs that are dependent upon enrollment numbers like levy equalization (LEA), learning assistance (LAP), skills centers, institutional education, special education, hi-cap, and more, stay steady as well.
  • Special Education and 504 Tips & Resources | Jan. 22 Edition

    Abby Bowers | Director of Special Programs | Capital Region ESD 113
    Jan 22, 2021
    Weekly special education and Section 504 resources from Abby Bowers, Capital Region ESD 113's Director of Special Programs.
  • Retirement & Health Benefits for January 22, 2021

    Fred Yancey | The Nexus Group
    Jan 22, 2021
    Even though the Democrat leadership has asked members to limit the number of bills they introduce, clearly, they and their Republican counterparts didn’t listen. Even so, the reality, however, given that the session is an entirely virtual one, is that just a fraction of these bills will make it through the process compared to previous sessions.

Podcasts

Sometimes, looking at a screen or reading anything else is the last thing you want to do. Podcasts offer the ability to have a nuanced discussion about any topic a principal would care about. Subscribe today and listen anywhere you go.




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