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National Principals Month

National Principals Month

Celebrate with Us!

The past six weeks have been some of the wildest yet for school leaders, and we know you might not be feeling much love lately. This is not an easy time to be a principal. We've always said the job was incredibly challenging but the most rewarding job in the world. The work you've done just to open the doors this year for kids to be back is nothing short of inspirational. Your leadership matters now more than ever, and every...single...day. Thank you for everything you do for your students, staff, and communities. Each and every day, we celebrate you. This month especially, remember you are truly a super star.

While you're at it, be sure to check out the official proclamation from the state of Washington and Governor Inslee

AWSP's Mission to Support You

We know how busy you are. Even our survey back in 2018 before the pandemic began revealed 72 percent of principals work 56 hours per week or more. Ninety-one percent of you don’t feel like you can get your work done in an average work week.

We think that number is way too high, and we’ve made it our mission to discover more and new ways to support you and your colleagues in the critical work you do. This month, we want you to celebrate yourself and each other.

A Message from Our Executive Director

AWSP Executive Director Dr. Scott Seaman shares this message with all school leaders on the the importance of your role, especially during a pandemic year. It all starts with YOU!

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Facebook Promotion and Prizes

Each week in October, we’re posting a question or prompt on Facebook (and Twitter, and Instagram), and choosing four weekly winners from the responses to receive a gift card. (Video entries that we can use in our AWSP news segment will have a greater chance of winning!)

We get amazing and inspirational answers every October. We can’t wait to see what you’ll share this year.

Share and Win



Gov. Inslee Proclaims October Principals Month


Principals, it’s your month nationally and here in Washington. Governor Inslee has proclaimed the entire month of October to be School Principals Month. Check out the official proclamation below and watch his special video message to principals and assistant principals.



National Principals Month

Resources, Tools and More

Each October, the American Federation of School Administrators (AFSA), NAESP, and NASSP join forces to celebrate our nation’s principals. This year, the National Principals Month focus is celebration, advocacy, and collaboration. Check out the great tools and resources on the National Principals Month webpage.



For More Information 

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

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