NAESP Statement on Election of President-elect Biden

Alexandria, VA—November 9, 2020—“On behalf of elementary and middle school principals from across the country, the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) congratulates President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on winning the 2020 presidential election. The Biden-Harris campaign’s message of unity provides an extraordinary opportunity to bring Americans together and heal a divided country.

NAESP stands ready to work with the Biden-Harris administration to boost educational opportunities for students across the country. Most pressing, with tens of millions of students out of school due to the COVID-19 pandemic, K-12 schools are at a perilous juncture. As the academic, social, and mental health needs of students continue to grow, schools need a robust federal response that positions them to confront this crisis head on and emerge even stronger. NAESP looks forward to continue to work with members of both parties in the coming months and years to support principals in their critical work leading schools, advancing equity, and improving student outcomes.”