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.




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.


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.


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.


  • AWSP News - Summer Conference Special Edition 2019

    David Morrill
    Jul 16, 2019
    In our annual Summer Conference Luncheon special edition of AWSP News, we highlight three of our Principals of the Year and are back with everyone's favorite segment, our celebrity interview where we ask, "who's your favorite principal?" Thanks to the Seattle Mariners organization and Manager Scott Servais for this All-Star edition.
  • AWSP TV - HB 1599 and Changing Graduation Requirements

    David Morrill
    Jun 19, 2019
    Passed this session, HB 1599 transforms the assessment expectations for graduation and how students can approach fulfilling requirements for earning a diploma. We know principals and districts are clamoring for more information, so we partnered with OPSI and the SBE to bring you two episodes of AWSP TV on this topic. First up is our episode with OSPI's Deputy Superintendent Dr. Michaela Miller (our returning champion).
  • AWSP News for June 19, 2019

    David Morrill
    Jun 19, 2019
    In this episode of AWSP News, we discuss Brad Tilden, CEO of Alaska Airlines, and his visit with our CEO Network,our Association of Washington Student Leaders summer programs, our student leadership curriculum, our incredible professional learning cohort-based series, our principal mentoring program for principals in their first three years, a bill removing the personal and philosophical option to exempt children from the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine, resources on changes to the requirements for school and child care immunizations, getting your accreditation through your ESD, Summer Conference, this year’s NAESP National Conference, senior graduation, High School and Beyond Plan resources for teachers and counselors, and the end-of-the-year activities you lead in your school.


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.