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Washington Principal is the official print publication of AWSP. This award-winning, quarterly magazine features articles written by practicing principals, district communicators and other school administrators.

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.

Winter/Spring 2019 | Leadership Lessons from Georgie (the Dog) and Waldo (my Brain Tumor)

On the cover of this issue is the amazing Charlotte Stingley-Ellis, who shares an incredible story about surviving a brain tumor and what she learned about leadership from her rescue dog, Georgie.

You'll also find Peril in the Principalship, Walking the Data Journey and Inclusive Leadership.

The Full Issue

Download the entire winter/spring 2019 issue.

On the Cover



From the Editor's Desk

David Morrill, Communications Director
In previous issues, I’ve written about the massive change we’re undergoing internally, from implementing a new phone system (yesterday), to tackling bigger systems like our data and financial management systems. Serving principals and assistant principals is why we exist, and we do our best to make our current internal chaos outwardly invisible.

From the AWSP President

Ken Schutz, AWSP President for 2018-19
A while ago, Ken helped us create a "Fast Five" video on tips for dealing with difficult parents. We put his five tips in article form for easy magazine reading. One of the tips is "agree to disagree." Read more, and then subscribe to our YouTube channel so you can watch this video and other great "Fast Fives"!

From the Exec Director

Have you ever stood in the hallway of your school and just counted the smiles on students' faces? I know you spend much of your time in the hallways supervising the flow and traffic of kids everyday, but how about grabbing some data during that supervision? Read more in my article on measuring hope in your school.

For More Information 

David Morrill | Communications & Technology Director | (800) 562-6100

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