Washington Principal Magazine

The fall 2019 issue features our three Principals of the Year.

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Know a great principal or Assistant Principal? Nominate them today for 2019-20 Principal/AP of the Year!

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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

February is Future Educators Month

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Join us February 26, 2020!

Exploring Your Future in Education

AWSP’s Future School Leaders Day lets teachers explore options for taking their career to the next level. It also gives high school and college students some information about the field of education. This workshop is designed for teachers, instructional coaches, TOSAs, counselors and students. Attendees will hear from current teachers and administrators on why they chose the profession.
  • Feb

    The assistant principal mission can feel impossible. What’s the key? AWSP is here to help with a workshop series designed to give assistant principals some keys to success at their school.

  • Feb

    In May of 2019, the Washington state legislature passed SENATE BILL 5023 that requires OSPI to identify and make available ethnic studies materials and resources for use in grades seven through twelve. The XITO winter institute is in its 5th year of support for ethnic studies in WA. Learn more about the successful ethnic studies programs and join educators from around the northwest to learn from ethnic studies experts.

  • May

    Washington's annual Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) conference is May 4-5, 2020! By the end of the conference, the participants will have a deeper understanding of MTSS components and how to further develop, enhance, and sustain MTSS implementation.

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.

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Whether you have a job, need a job, or are looking to post a job, the job board can help you out. See what’s open and available.

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