Communication is not about saying what we think. Communication is about ensuring others hear what we mean.

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Simon Sinek
Notes to Inspire

AWSP does a remarkable job supporting principals through their website, AWSP News, principal videos, podcasts, the Principals Matter newsletter and Washington Principal magazine.

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James Everett, Ed.D.
Superintendent, Meridian School District

I value Washington Principal magazine. Most of the authors are working principals, writing about issues principals face in a helpful, useful, and approachable way.

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John Pehrson
Former Business Rep to the AWSP Board

Informed Principal

Knowledge is power and we want the most powerful principals in the world. We believe every student deserves an informed, connected, and engaged principal -- and we’re here to help. AWSP strives to be the principal’s best friend. If it’s a resource or information you need, we want to be the first place you look.

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News

AWSP News

Our bi-monthly e-newsletter with the stories, resources, and updates you need to stay informed.

Fast Five

Fast Five

Five tips, tools, and takeaways from principals across the state, all in five minutes or less. We’ve got some great ideas for principals, by principals.

Fact or Fiction

Fact or Fiction

Fact or Fiction videos answer commonly asked questions or address myths or misconceptions, all in two minutes or less.

Feature Videos

Feature Videos

Highlighting unique & effective programs around the state showing great examples of effective leadership. Check out how many different evaluation criteria each program touches.

Publications

What’s news? What’s noise? We filter all that out and keep you up to date with our publications. Whether on screen or paper, we’ve got something for you.

 

Washington Principal Magazine

Washington Principal is the official print publication of AWSP. We print three issues every year of our award-winning magazine, featuring articles written by practicing principals, district communicators, school administrators, education policy experts and influencers, and AWSP staff

Articles focus on what’s happening now in K-12 education in Washington state, giving you access to resources you can’t find anywhere else.
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Principal Matters

Our bi-monthly e-newsletter with the stories, resources, and updates you need to stay informed.

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In The Loop

News from the Association of Washington Student Leaders and updates from Cispus and Chewelah Peak.


 
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Leg Update

All the important news with our state and federal legislatures, every Friday during Washington’s legislative session.

Blogs

  • TVW Interviews Our Middle Level Principal of the Year with Mandy Manning

    David Morrill
    Jun 29, 2018
    For the third year in a row, TVW's Inside Olympia interviewed Washington's Teacher of the Year and one of our Principals of the Year. This year, the teacher also happened to be the National Teacher of the Year, Mandy Manning. Our Middle Level Principal of the Year, Marc Gallaway, represented principals.
  • Dear Principals: A Letter From the Washington Library Association

    Craig Seasholes & Marianne Costello
    Jun 21, 2018
    Dear Principals, This year’s Basic Education Funding Bill has given your school an unprecedented opportunity to update a significant capital resource: your library. Substitute Senate Bill 6362designated for library materials in the Basic Education Funding bill created a $20/FTE line item for libraries.
  • AWSP News for June 21, 2018

    David Morrill
    Jun 21, 2018
    Welcome to our last AWSP News for the 2017-18 school year, where we discuss feedback for the AWSP Leadership Framework rubric language, examining your cultural competence and racial identity to become the best leader you can be, updates from OSPI, the State Board of Education, and bills from this last session, mental health first responders, more high five goodness, updating your info with us, and Scott says thanks.

Podcasts

Sometimes, looking at a screen or reading anything else is the last thing you want to do. Podcasts offer the ability to have a nuanced discussion about any topic a principal would care about. Subscribe today and listen anywhere you go.




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