Elementary School Principals Association of Washington


The Elementary School Principals Association of Washington (ESPAW) one of three AWSP grade-level component groups. Its governing Board of Directors is composed of practicing elementary principals from Washington state. The Board of Directors is made up of an executive committee, regional directors and ex-officiomembers.




ESPAW is committed to:
  • Improving educational opportunities for all children in Washington’s elementary schools

  • Enhancing the image of the elementary principal as an educational leader and promoting greater recognition of the professional skill and performance demanded by the position

  • Assisting elementary school principals in fulfilling their leadership responsibilities

  • Enhancing the unique and harmonious professional relationships between elementary school principals and teachers

  • Providing opportunities for principals to exchange professional ideas and materials

  • Working for professional conditions that will enable principals to function properly as leaders in their schools and communities

  • Encouraging professional growth through special assignments, creative work and study among principals in their local areas

Who Serves You | ESPAW Leadership

The ESPAW Board meets three times a year in locations throughout the state. The executive committee includes a president, president-elect, past president, treasurer, first vice president, second vice president, NAESP representative, three-year AWSP representative and the ESPAW Director.

Regional directors are selected by members in each of the state’s 18 geographic regions. They serve a three-year term (maximum two terms) and disseminate information from the board to regional members.

Ex-officio members consist of a Diversity Task Force liaison, OSPI liaison, ESPAW support staff coordinator and any ESPAW members who currently serve on national boards or committees.

Upcoming Board Meetings

  • October 24-25, 2016 — DoubleTree, SeaTac
  • January 28-29, 2017 — Capital Hill, Olympia & Doubletree Suites by Hilton Southcenter
  • April 28-29, 2017 — Campbell's Resort, Lake Chelan

Board Meeting Minutes and Materials


January 2016

April 2016 

October 2016

  • Agenda 
  • Minutes 
    Minutes & Presentations Archive

    Governing Documents

    2016-17 ESPAW Election

    ESPAW will hold its annual Board election in October. An online ballot, administered by Survey Monkey, will be sent to ESPAW members the week after the Washington Educators' Conference. Open positions include President-elect (Westside), Vice President and Treasurer. 

    For More Information

    Ron Sisson | Director of Principal Support and Elementary Programs | 800.562.6100