Proposals Due Dec. 18

The Call for Presenters is now open for the AWSP/WASA Summer Conference, taking place June 23-25, 2024 in Spokane.

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Leaders of Color, Register for AWSP's First iGrow Summit!

Join us April 19-20, 2024, in Seattle. Registration is now open!

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Let's Celebrate!

Meet our 2024 Principals and APs of the Year!

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Visible Learning+ Institute

Accelerate student learning by focusing on what works best! Join us Jan. 30 in Tumwater. Use discount code "AWSP" for $50 off.

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NEW! AWSP Culture Club

Join us for a free, game-changing opportunity to prioritize school culture! Principal of the Year Shannon Leatherwood will co-host the monthly, virtual sessions continuing Jan. 9.

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Student Programs

Providing opportunities that support and increase the academic and social success of each and every student.

Cispus Learning Center

Supporting K-12 educational programs for Washington state students.

Next Level Leaders

Washington State’s Premier Leadership Development Academy and a partnership between AWSP and the Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA).

Who We Are

Principals are the multiplier of effective instruction. At AWSP, we exist to support principals and assistant principals, and the principalship, in the education of each and every student. That makes us the multiplier of the multiplier of effective instruction.

We grow, support, and sustain school leaders. From aspiring to retiring, AWSP is here to support school leaders in every phase of their career. Check out About AWSP to learn more about how we make our impact.

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Informed Principal


What’s news? What’s noise? Let us filter that out for you with our bi-monthly Principal Matters e-newsletter. Want to know what’s going on with the Legislature? We’ve got you covered during session with our weekly Legislative Update. And three times a year, grab a comfy seat, kick up your feet, and read our award-winning magazine, Washington Principal.

Videos & Podcasts

Some things are better said than read. Check out our bi-monthly AWSP News videos for updates, inspiration, and the latest news. Watch our Fast Five videos featuring principals from around the state sharing five tips, tools, and takeaways in less than five minutes. Watch one of our feature videos and go more in depth on cool programs, or learn something new for you and your team in our video workshops. Done with screen time? Our podcasts have you covered.

Professional Learning

Featured Workshop

LSL Stage 2
AWSP's Launching School Leadership Network brings new and newly assigned school leaders three opportunities to maximize their leadership during the first year. 

Attendees will hear from practicing principals and other educational experts in each workshop, which are based on one of three stages during a new leader's first year. 

Race & Equity Leadership Institute

Race and Equity Leadership Institute

AWSP and the Technology Access Foundation are partnering to bring you the Race and Equity Leadership Institute. Leading inclusive schools—where all students are afforded opportunities to achieve—requires an understanding of the intersections of race, power, and privilege. It calls for leaders to build their capacity and have the courage to engage in thoughtful conversation and action in the school and community.   


Live, On-Demand, and Online


Learn to Lead. Lead to Learn. 
We get it – getting out of your building is hard. Principals in different districts have vastly different professional learning budgets, support from the district for attending professional learning out of the district or school, and very different geographic access to quality training. That's where our AWSP Learning Lab comes in. We bring the content to you, anytime, anywhere, and on any device.


Political Action

Are you a PAC-man or PAC-woman? AWSP’s PAC supports pro-education legislative candidates and helps ensure our legislators understand the importance of public education, the principals’ role in it, and create the best policies and procedures for all kids. An investment in the PAC is an investment in your students and your career.

Advocacy And
Action Center

Your one-stop shop for tracking bills, issues, and action items. Look up your legislators, send them an email, tweet to them, or write a letter to the editor -- the action center makes it all easy. Criterion 7 of the AWSP Leadership Framework is about connecting with the community and advocacy is a part of that. Speak up for your students and let your legislators know what works for your students and what doesn't.

Career Center

Our Career Center is the number one spot for principal and assistant principals openings in the state. Whether you have a job, need a job, or are looking to post a job, AWSP's career center can help you out.

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