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National Principals Month          IPA

Every day, the leadership and hard work of principals advances the success of schools, educators, and students nationwide. That is why NAESP, the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and the American Federation of School Administrators have designated October 2018 as National Principals Month.

National Principals Month is a time to spotlight the crucial role principals play in school and student success. To properly celebrate principals and highlight their leadership in both schools and communities, we have planned several activities. Check out the events listed below, and visit to learn how you and your school community can celebrate.

National Distinguished Principals Awards - October 11 – 12, 2018
NAESP is hosting the 2018 National Distinguished Principals program in Washington, D.C., bringing together principals from across the country to share their stories and celebrate their exceptional leadership. Learn more

Principal Shadowing Week - October 15 – 19, 2018
Legislator shadowing visits provide a wonderful opportunity for policymakers, members of Congress, and congressional staffers to experience firsthand the role and responsibilities of exemplary principals. Learn more

An upcoming webinar on Avoiding School Leadership Burnout - October 30, 2018, 3 – 4 pm EDT
Principal Baruti Kafele offers advice on how principals can successfully fulfill their roles and responsibilities as school leaders, while still maintaining a balanced personal life and avoiding burnout. Learn more