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  • Special Education and 504 Tips & Resources | May 27, 2022

    Abby Bowers | Director of Special Programs | Capital Region ESD 113
    May 27, 2022
    These emails are sent out weekly to leaders in special education and Section 504. Each email contains tips and resources on a variety of topics that are meant to keep you informed and up-to-date.
  • Mentors Matter for New Teachers: Advice on What Works and What Doesn't

    Gina Yonts, Associate Director, AWSP
    May 26, 2022
    Often what is good for the goose is good for the gander. When we think about what works for teachers and mentoring, we often forget to think one step ahead about how this same information can support school leaders. If you’re interested in Principal Mentoring, did you know that AWSP is refreshing its Principal Mentoring Program? Check out our updated webpage. Learn more about how to request a mentor or sign up for our free mentor training. We are looking for leaders who want to ensure no leader “goes it alone!"
  • What I Know…

    James Layman, Director, AWSL
    May 25, 2022
    Another tragedy. Another senseless act. Another experience that creates fear in our system. I’m numb. My emotions are all over the place as I begin to wrestle with how do we (adults) support our communities through yet another horrific and vile act of violence The answer is, I don’t know. What I know is that our communities deserve grace, patience, and love as we mourn, hurt, cry and be angry. What I know is that our students deserve to know they are loved, and worthy of love.
  • Special Education and 504 Tips & Resources | May 20, 2022

    Abby Bowers | Director of Special Programs | Capital Region ESD 113
    May 20, 2022
    These emails are sent out weekly to leaders in special education and Section 504. Each email contains tips and resources on a variety of topics that are meant to keep you informed and up-to-date.
  • "The Best Learning Experience of My Career" Why You Should Nominate a Great Leader Today for POY.

    David Cooke, Principal, Jemtegaard Middle School, Washougal School District
    May 18, 2022
    If you’re reading this and you know a phenomenal leader, please take a minute and nominate an incredible school leader for Principal of the Year or Assistant Principal of the Year. And if you are nominated, I promise it’s worth your time to apply. The program is so much more than just the prestige of winning an award — it’s a source of pride and celebration for your staff, students, district, and community. It was also a life-changing experience for me. You’ll find the letter I wrote to AWSP below. Not only will you see an experience of a lifetime, but I’ve come back a better leader for my school because of it.
  • Special Education and 504 Tips & Resources | May 13, 2022

    Abby Bowers | Director of Special Programs | Capital Region ESD 113
    May 13, 2022
    These emails are sent out weekly to leaders in special education and Section 504. Each email contains tips and resources on a variety of topics that are meant to keep you informed and up-to-date.
  • Just Make Time To Be

    Chase Buffington, Director, Cispus Learning Center
    May 13, 2022
    As a parent or teacher, filling time with activities can be daunting. We could even say we overdo it, which I understand. I have two boys, and I want them to get a taste of life in every aspect, from programs to sports and different cultures.
  • Special Education and 504 Tips & Resources | May 6, 2022

    Abby Bowers | Director of Special Programs | Capital Region ESD 113
    May 06, 2022
    These emails are sent out weekly to leaders in special education and Section 504. Each email contains tips and resources on a variety of topics that are meant to keep you informed and up-to-date.
  • Addressing the Pay Gap: Recommendations to the K–12 Basic Education Compensation Advisory Committee

    Dr. Scott Seaman, Executive Director, AWSP
    May 06, 2022
    AWSP has always advocated strongly for principals, but we've turned up the efforts to 11. For the past four years, principals and assistant principals across the state have seen workloads go up and pay gaps (aka wage compression) shrink. Some of your principals and APs reading this probably make less money per year than some of the teachers in your building. Even more of you might make less on a per diem basis. Between this narrowing pay gap, the massive amounts of additional responsibilities, and the 60-hour, 6-day work week (the statewide averages in our past survey) the system is out of balance. Good principals are leaving and future leaders are wondering if the sacrifices are worth it. We addressed these out-of-balance expectations and disappearing pay gaps with the document linked at the end of this blog post; it's our letter and proposal to the K-12 Basic Education Compensation Advisory Committee.
  • AWSP News for May 6, 2022

    Xenia Gomez, Digital Content Creator, AWSP
    May 06, 2022
    In this edition of AWSP News, we discuss the AWSP/WASA Summer Conference, Outdoor Schools WA, the Where’s My Data Webinar, this year’s Equity Conference, out of balance expectations and disappearing pay gaps, a summary of what happened in the 2022 Legislative session, our recent Spring Board Leadership Weekend, AWSL Summer Programs, and updating us on your professional status.

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