Communicator - February 2021

Advocacy in Action

NAESP held the National Leaders Conference (NLC) Feb. 22-24 virtually, giving all NAESP members nationwide the chance to take part. Here are some top takeaways and how you can join us as we continue to take action on NAESP’s education policy and advocacy agenda.

5 Themes in Education Policy and Advocacy
Experts discussed the future of K-12 education and the impact of COVID-19 on school budgets. Read more

State and Federal Policy Perspective
Learn the top education issues states are taking action on and how you can support NAESP’s federal advocacy agenda. Read more

Day of Action
Members took (virtually) to Capitol Hill to talk to legislators about what they can do to better support the principal profession and schools. Add your voice by contacting your legislators. Read more

Advocacy Update
Learn about the latest COVID-19 relief for schools, policies for reopening schools, and a study that looks at the changing role of principals. Read more

Peer-to-Peer Learning

Job Hunting Season
The new NAESP Principal Podcast, hosted by principals Adam Welcome and Rachael George, kicks off with an episode aimed at equipping you during the job hunt. Read more

Recruit and Retain
Finding—and keeping—staff that have a positive impact is essential to a school’s success. Texas principal Porsha Dudley offers tips in this NAESP Principal Podcast episode. Read more

15 Tips to Affirm Students’ Racial Identities
During our latest #NAESPchat, principals explain how they affirm their students’ cultural identities year-round, not just during Black History Month. Read more

Together, We Are Enough
A Tennessee principal shares tips for overcoming tragedy affecting school communities in the latest Middle-Level Leadership Matters article. Read more

Trials of a First-Year Principal: Preparing for the Unknown
After a devastating winter storm on top of a pandemic, one principal shares what worked in crisis leadership as he looks to support his school community. Read more


State of the Association
NAESP Executive Director L. Earl Franks, Ed.D., CAE, gives a detailed look at the state of the association in 2020. Read more

It’s Election Time
It’s time to elect NAESP’s next vice president. Watch candidate speeches and vote using the link you received in your email inbox Feb. 22. Read more

Women in Leadership Twitter Chat
Join us March 11 at 7 p.m. ET for an #NAESPchat on overcoming challenges and finding support to help you thrive as a woman in leadership. Read more

American Student Council Association
Apply for the Student Council School of Excellence Award to recognize your student council. Read more