AWSP Professional and Legal Services
AWSP provides members with a variety of support and resources to manage the complexities of today's principalship.
At some point in every principal's career, there may come a time when you need professional advice or legal counsel because of a job-related action. Members of AWSP can obtain professional advice simply by calling the Association office at 800.562.6100; a member of the executive staff will be available to respond in a prompt and confidential manner. These services are provided under the guidelines and limits established by the AWSP Board, and are coordinated by the executive director and the Professional Responsibilities and Rights (or "PR&R") Commission.
All AWSP members (Active, Associate, Emeritus, Intern) are eligible for free professional advice from AWSP executive staff on job-related issues. Our seasoned staff can help navigate a thorny issue or offer a helpful second opinion. Our services are always confidential and respectful of all parties involved.
Examples of services rendered:
It all starts with a phone call. Reach us at 800.562.6100. It’s never too soon. Early professional advice can save time, money and careers.
Assistance in obtaining legal counsel for job-related matters is available only to Active AWSP members. Situations that existed prior to the effective date of Active membership are not eligible. Your Active AWSP membership is provided in partnership with the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) or the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).
How do I get started?
Call our office at 800.562.6100 to arrange for your initial consultation. An AWSP staff member will respond promptly in a confidential manner. Remember, it’s never too early to contact us.
Additional Legal Resources
Professional Responsibilities and Rights Commission
In order to help principals navigate the myriad issues facing school principals, the Association established the Professional Responsibilities and Rights or "PR&R" Commission. This group of practicing principals from around the state meets annually to review legal challenges faced by AWSP members. AWSP intentionally placed the word "responsibility" before rights in naming the commission because we encourage our members to fulfill the responsibilities of their positions and follow the Code of Ethics established by AWSP, NAESP and NASSP.
As a professional, principals should know: