Inside AWSP

Elementary School Principals Association of Washington

The Elementary School Principals Association of Washington (ESPAW) one of three AWSP grade-level component groups. Its governing Board of Directors is composed of practicing elementary principals from Washington state. The Board of Directors is made up of an executive committee, regional directors, and ex-officio members.

ESPAW's is committed to:

  • Improving educational opportunities for all children in Washington’s elementary schools
  • Enhancing the image of the elementary principal as an educational leader and promoting greater recognition of the professional skill and performance demanded by the position
  • Assisting elementary school principals in fulfilling their leadership responsibilities
  • Enhancing the unique and harmonious professional relationships between elementary school principals and teachers
  • Providing opportunities for principals to exchange professional ideas and materials
  • Working for professional conditions that will enable principals to function properly as leaders in their schools and communities
  • Encouraging professional growth through special assignments, creative work and study among principals in their local areas

Who Serves You | ESPAW Leadership

The ESPAW Board meets three times a year in locations throughout the state. The executive committee includes a president, past president, vice president. treasurer/three-year AWSP representative, NAESP/Advocacy representative, Diversity and Equity representative, Professional Learning representative, At-Large representative and the ESPAW Director.

Regional directors are selected by members in each of the state’s 19 geographic regions. They serve a three-year term (maximum two terms) and disseminate information from the board to regional members.

Ex-officio members consist of an OSPI liaison, At-Large representative, ESPAW support staff coordinator and any ESPAW members who currently serve on national boards or committees.

Upcoming Board Meetings

Governing Documents

  • October 26-27, 2019 | Crowne Plaza, SeaTac
  • January 25-26, 2020 | DoubleTree, Southcenter
  • April 24-25, 2020 | Location TBD
  • October 24-25, 2020 | Location TBD

Board Meeting Minutes and Materials

2019-20 ESPAW Election

ESPAW will hold its annual Board election in the spring. An online ballot, administered by Survey Monkey, will be sent to ESPAW members the week after the spring ESPAW Board meeting.

Forms & Documents

Regional Funds

Networked Improvement Community Grant 

Meeting and Planning Guidelines 


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Jack Arend | Associate Director | (800) 562-6100

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