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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.




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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.

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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. 


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.


Building Leaders for Life

News from the Association of Washington Student Leaders and updates from our Cispus Learning Center.

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Leg Update

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


  • Retirement & Health Benefits for February 26, 2021

    Fred Yancey | The Nexus Group
    Feb 26, 2021
    Both Houses are focusing on ‘floor’ action. They have primarily voted to pass bills that have the support of both parties. Proposals that do not have such consent continue to be approved along party lines. And some bills such as those dealing with police and/or guns generate lively debate. Bills have to be out of their houses of origin by the end of the day March 9th. So, these floor debates will get even more spirited as the controversial bills come before the bodies.
  • School Celebration Newsletter | March Edition

    Cindy Cromwell, Alternative Learning Education Administrator for the Kelso School District
    Feb 25, 2021
    Like many of you, my students are returning back to in person learning and I love it. This however, has brought a total different level of anxiety and stress to staff, students, and families. Which means it is critical that we, as leaders in our school, do something this month of modified “madness” to bring joy into our schools. March lends itself naturally to great opportunities of celebration to love on your staff between college basketball March Madness (Go Zags!), St. Patrick’s Day, or a few other exciting days I have included in this newsletter. I hope you can find one or two ideas to implement and utilize with your team.
  • OSPI School Safety Tips for March

    Mike Donlin, Program Supervisor, School Safety Center, OSPI
    Feb 25, 2021
    As we know, the Legislature considers it a matter of public safety for its schools and staff to have current safe school plans and procedures in place to maximize safety for all students and staff. Districts and schools are required to develop comprehensive all-hazard emergency operations plans (EOPs) to address prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery strategies.


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