Back-to-School Support for School Leaders

Join us online this August for our four-session Smart Start Series that will help you start the school year on the right foot!

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Enough is Enough

Read our statement about the killing of George Floyd and our commitment to racial equity.

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Are you new or newly assigned? Join us online for our Launching School Leadership series, continuing this fall.

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Bright Ideas for Administrative Interns

Our Aspiring School Leaders Network continues (virtually!) on October 7.

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Washington Principal Magazine

The spring 2020 issue features tribal education and leadership in unprecedented times.

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AWSP Leadership Framework 3.0
21-day racial literacy challenge

Student Leadership

Providing programs supporting the academic and social success of all students.

Learning Centers

Supporting K-12 educational programs for Washington state students.


A leadership organization and a result of a partnership between us and the Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA).

Who We Are

Principals are the multiplier of effective instruction. At AWSP, we exist to support principals and the principalship in the education of all students. That makes us the multiplier of the multiplier of effective instruction. Check out About AWSP to learn more about how we make our impact.

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Informed Principal


What’s news? What’s noise? Let us filter that out for you with our bi-monthly Principal Matters e-newsletter. Want to know what’s going on with the Legislature? We’ve got you covered during session with our weekly Legislative Update. And three times a year, grab a comfy seat, kick up your feet, and read our award-winning print magazine, Washington Principal.

Videos & Podcasts

Some things are better said than read. Check out our bi-monthly AWSP News videos for updates, inspiration, and the latest news. Watch our Fast Five videos featuring principals from around the state sharing five tips, tools, and takeaways in less than five minutes. Watch one of our feature videos and go more in depth on cool programs, or learn something new for you and your team in our video workshops. Done with screen time? Our podcasts have you covered.

Professional Learning


Quick, informative, and just in time - AWSP's brand-new Smart Start Series will help you start the 2020-21 school year on the right foot! Let AWSP be your August back to school support. This series will meet your needs, regardless of what format you are starting your school year with. We will get you ready to run the race and win your year! All sessions will be held virtually.
  • Aug

    This series is designed for all school leaders (principals, assistant principals, administrative interns, deans, counselors, teacher leaders)

  • Aug

    This series is designed for all school leaders (principals, assistant principals, administrative interns, deans, counselors, teacher leaders)

  • Sep

    Designed for administrators in year 2 and beyond. Focused on building and sustaining culture, creating systems to support a common mission and growth for all stakeholders.

Video Workshops


We get it – getting out of your building is hard. Principals in different districts have vastly different professional learning budgets, support from the district for attending professional learning out of the district or school, and very different geographic access to quality training. That's where our video workshops come in. We bring the content to you and your team, complete with templates, surveys, and guiding questions so you and your team can kickstart an initative. 


Political Action

Are you a PAC-man or PAC-woman? AWSP’s PAC supports pro-education legislative candidates and helps ensure our legislators understand the importance of public education, the principals’ role in it, and create the best policies and procedures for all kids. An investment in the PAC is an investment in your students and your career.

Advocacy And
Action Center

Your one-stop shop for tracking bills, issues, and action items. Look up your legislators, send them an email, tweet to them, or write a letter to the editor -- the action center makes it all easy. Criterion 7 of the AWSP Leadership Framework is about connecting with the community and advocacy is a part of that. Speak up for your students and let your legislators know what works for your students and what doesn't.

Career Center

Whether you have a job, need a job, or are looking to post a job, the career center can help you out. See what’s open and available and check out the great tips and resources.

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