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NAESP Membership

During school hours, you work tirelessly to support staff and keep your school running smoothly, ensuring a safe and enriching learning environment in which every child can succeed. You do it all, and you love it. But even principals require support. The National Association of Elementary School Principals is committed to providing the resources you need to serve your students, school, and community to your fullest potential.

As the only national association dedicated to serving elementary and middle-level principals, our sole purpose is to help you, your students, your teachers, and your school succeed.

We support your profession.

In a world that is litigious and complex, where decisions in Washington D.C. directly impact the quality of your professional and personal life, there’s no reason you should go it alone.

  • With $2 million of individual professional liability coverage and up to $10,000* for job protection legal counsel, you can relax and do your job without looking over your shoulder.
  • We’re your greatest advocate in Washington D.C., making sure the interests of principals are at the table, whether it’s school funding, evaluation standards, education policy matters, or legislative issues.

We feed your passion.

We know that time is your greatest challenge, so we cull through the latest data and research to find the gems that are relevant to you, your teachers, and your school. We make your job easier with:

  • Principal magazine — Sit down five times a year to absorb the latest developments in the field, find timely articles and promising practices to share, and gain the perspectives you need to lead your learning community efficiently.
  • Timely, vetted online resources — Keep up with the latest leadership and education trends in our twice-weekly Principal Insights newsletter, ready-to-use resources for you and your staff in our monthly Communicator newsletter, and critical updates on laws and regulations from Capitol Hill that impact you, your teachers, and your students.
  • Free professional development webinars, podcasts, and online learning — You and your staff can tap into knowledge from the leading names in the field.
  • Plus discounts on membership and materials from the American Student Council Association, savings on professional learning programs, purchases at Office Depot/OfficeMax, Hertz rental cars, vacation packages, and more.

We connect you with your peers.

As an NAESP member, you have access to 20,000 colleagues facing the same challenges you do. Share breakthroughs, new ideas, and best practices, or simply just connect.

  • Connect with your peers on NAESP’s social media channels.
  • Participate in NAESP’s nationally acclaimed National Panel for New Principals.
  • Get a member discount for NAESP’s Pre-K—8 Principals Conference, where you’ll meet and network with leading luminaries in education and connect with thousands of motivated peers.