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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.

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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.


  • 21 Amazing and Inspiring Makeover Ideas for School Bathrooms

    David Morrill
    Mar 23, 2019
    School bathrooms tend to have a bad rep. Historically, they’ve been known for being unkept or where mischief and bullying happen. However, many schools are taking their restrooms back and turning them into havens of inspiration, motivation, and peace.
  • Retirement & Health Benefit Report for March 22, 2019

    Fred Yancey | The Nexus Group
    Mar 22, 2019
    This week has been filled with committee hearings on various bills as both houses rush to hear, then vote bills out of committee, in order to beat the next policy and fiscal deadlines. The state revenue council issued the latest revenue projections and wow, the unanticipated and now new revenue shows an additional $861 million for the 2019–221 budget. Of course, remember at the start of the session, it was reported that the state was looking at over $1 billion-dollar shortfall after case load projections and funding court mandates.
  • AWSP News for March 20, 2019

    Mar 20, 2019
    In this episode of AWSP News, we discuss March Madness in our “Walk a Mile in My Shoes” campaign, our AWSP News special report on principal contracts and the pay gap, a new TPEP report from UW, The Main Idea education book review service you’ll soon have access to, our Equity Conference with WASA and WSSDA, OSPI’s MTSS Fest in Spokane, an updated survey for elementary science instruction, and the support of partners SPU and Horace Mann.


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