Membership in the Association of Washington School Principals allows
you to enter the company of school leaders who understand the difference
an effective organization can make in their careers.
AWSP is the state’s preeminent professional association for
public and private building principals, assistant principals and
principal interns. We are in the business of helping school leaders
advance professionally by providing training, advocacy and guidance on
By joining AWSP, you are one of 3,500+ active or
retired members statewide, from the ranks of both public and private
schools. Nearly 98 percent of all school principals belong to AWSP.
Change of status?
If you are a current member and have a change
of status to report, please fill out our online form.
Membership Levels and Benefits
Download the new AWSP Membership Benefits Brochure.
AWSP offers four levels of membership: Active, Associate, Emeritus and
Intern. As an AWSP member, you gain access to key benefits and
Professional Development – Only AWSP offers
training specifically designed to meet the needs of today’s school
principal. Participate in one of AWSP’s workshops or conferences
at a location near you.
Legal Support – All AWSP members,
regardless of membership level, can consult with our executives for
career or situational advice. Individuals with an Active Membership
enjoy automatic membership into a national principals' association
(NAESP or NASSP). Through
a national affiliation, active members are protected against unexpected
legal expenses due to actions suddenly directed against them, with up to
$1,000,000 for individual professional liability and up to $10,000 for
legal fees for job-protection defense claims, based on continuous years
Employment Resources – As an AWSP member, you
have job search assistance literally at your fingertips through the employment
section of our Web site. When you are looking for a new
position, let AWSP help you by visiting the Jobs section of our Web site
and links to other school leadership opportunities.
Publications and the Web – AWSP brings you
award-winning publications, from our magazine, The Principal
News, to our e-newsletters (Principal Matters, Fast
Forward) and Web site—all designed to help you be a better
informed, more effective leader. Members also have exclusive access to
The Principal's Handbook, a
members-only section of the Web site filled with sample letters, tip
sheets and other helpful resources such as GPS:
Great Principal Strategies. For information on
accessing the members-only pages of the AWSP Web site (how to reset your
member ID and/or password), click this link: Accessing the Members-only Pages.
Governmental Relations – AWSP is an active
player in the legislative process, testifying on state and national
issues that directly affect schools and the role of the principal.
Members can keep tabs on the state Legislature each session through our
e-newsletter, Legislative Update.
Media/P.R. Consulting – Whether
you’re looking for strategies for dealing with reporters or
searching for a fresh take on your “welcome back” letter to
staff, AWSP can offer you personalized support on a variety of
Additional Benefits – Active members (through
national association affiliation) can take advantage of discounts on
books and other education-related products and services from businesses
that support principal leadership.
Learn more about the benefits of AWSP membership.
Ready to Join?
Not yet a member? Visit the "Join AWSP" page to download a
To learn more about membership in AWSP, check out our Member Benefits page, review the
AWSP Membership Categories, or
contact Annalee Braley, AWSP membership services support, at
360.357.7951 or email@example.com.