NAESP Forms Principal-Led Coronavirus Task Force

On Thursday, March 20, NAESP formed the NAESP National Coronavirus Task Force to advise the response of school leaders during this unprecedented time. The goal of this group is to advise NAESP on the state of affairs in school communities, reveal schools’ common challenges and solutions, and support a peer-to-peer network of support for school leaders. 

About the Task Force

NAESP will use the task force’s advice and recommendations to create resources and supports for NAESP members and the nation’s school leaders, as well as to inform NAESP’s advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill. 

The task force members were selected based on their outstanding leadership to NAESP, in addition to their state, regional, and national colleagues. 

Here are the members of the task force: 

Dave Wick

NAESP Past President
Taskforce Chair

Liz Garden

Zone 1

Missie Patschke

Zone 2

Ryan Daniel

Zone 3

Kristal Pollard

Zone 4

Jessica Hutchison

Zone 5

Allyson Apsey

Zone 6

Jessica Cabeen

Zone 7

Edgardo Castro

Zone 8
New Mexico

Rachael George

Zone 9

James Edmond Jr.

At large

Andy Jacks

Center for Innovative Leadership Fellow

Hamish Brewer

Center for Innovative Leadership Fellow

Danny Carlson


Up-to-Date Resources

The supports, resources, and best practices that come from the task force will be added to the NAESP Coronavirus/COVID-19 Resources page. Check back often, as new guidelines and resources will be posted daily. Currently, you’ll find updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Department of Education, and other education stakeholders. Plus, we’ve created easy-to-read, shareable graphics that you can pass along to members of your school community.