• We're Hiring a Bookkeeper

    by David Morrill | Nov 13, 2018

    Bookkeeping Summary:

    The Association of Washington School Principals is looking for an experienced bookkeeper to assist in the management of day-to-day accounting duties. The bookkeeper will also be responsible for financial transactions and generating reports from these transactions. Organization, time management, and accuracy are important qualifications for this position.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Balance and maintain accurate ledgers
    • Maintain the fixed asset schedule
    • Record cash receipts
    • Prepare monthly bank reconciliations for all bank accounts
    • Issue payment for vendor invoices
    • Maintain personnel files
    • Provide other accounting assistance and support to staff
    • Assemble information for external auditors for the annual review/audit
    • Maintain the chart of accounts
    • Ability to be flexible and work in a team environment

    Qualifications:

    • Minimum 2 years’ experience in accounting, including working in accounts payable and receivable, financial statement preparation, general ledger work and adjusting journal entries.
    • Associates degree in accounting or business administration, or equivalent business experience.
    • Knowledge of bookkeeping and generally accepted accounting principals.
    • Technology-proficient, especially with Microsoft Office.
    • Preference will be given to those who have experience with either Dynamics GP or Sage Intacct accounting software.

    Skills and Abilities:

    • Good communication skills
    • A sense of humor
    • Ability to learn and has good technical skills
    • Team player
    • Dedicated to continuous learning and improvement

    Compensation/Benefits:

    • Competitive salary dependent on qualifications
    • Medical, dental, vision, life and salary insurance available
    • VEBA
    • SIMPLE IRA

    Application Procedures:

    AWSP encourages applications inside and outside the organization and will consider each applicant based upon merit. Applications will be held in confidence. Preference will be given to applicants willing to reside in Olympia, or within a reasonable commuting distance.

    Interested applicants should submit (incomplete applications will not be considered):

    1. A cover letter expressing interest
    2. A resume
    3. A list of references

    Timelines:

    • Application deadline: Open until filled
    • Preferred start date: Flexible to accommodate applicant obligations or other existing professional obligations
    To Apply:

    Please email, mail or deliver all correspondence and application materials to:

    Kim Marquette, Assistant to the Executive Director
    AWSP
    1021 8th Ave SE
    Olympia, WA 98501-1500


    AWSP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of AWSP to comply with federal and state laws concerning non-discrimination and Equal opportunity employment, regardless of race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, or any other category established in Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act or other legislation, and to take affirmative action towards the goals and intentions of the applicable laws.

     

  • AWSP News for November 7, 2018

    by David Morrill | Nov 07, 2018


    In this episode of AWSP News, we discuss:

    • our recent AWSP TV episode with former Governor Christine Gregoire about leadership and the role of the principal,
    • how our Political Action Committee supports the candidates who support you and your students,
    • our upcoming professional learning opportunities and Title II funding,
    • a workshop to help you improve your public speaking,
    • American Education Week,
    • some great resources on the ASCD website,
    • Ballard High School principal Keven Wynkoop’s Principal of the Year Award from the Washington Library Association,
    • a student leadership question from Ryan Block for our #AskAWSP segment,
    • the US Senate Youth Scholarship and how to get your students eligible,
    • and a great podcast for some health and nutrition tips.

    Prefer to read the news? Read our script.

  • AWSP News for October 17, 2018

    by David Morrill | Oct 17, 2018


    In this episode of AWSP News, we discuss:

    • our principal pay survey,
    • our board structure and upcoming meeting,
    • our advocacy committee and PAC, our upcoming advocacy platform,
    • our Clear Risk Solutions and Seattle Pacific University sponsorships,
    • more great feedback from Principals Month,
    • AWSL’s Starting in the Middle publication and how it can help your middle school leadership programs, and
    • preview our new studio and first talk show with Dr. Caprice Hollins and Jack Arend.

    Prefer to read the news? Check out the script.

  • Principal Partners for Legislators

    by Caroline Brumfield | Oct 10, 2018

    We are all advocates for the principal profession! Our daily interactions with students and adults are opportunities for us to communicate about the importance of education and having strong leaders.  

    Want to help do more? Become a Principal Partner for Legislators to connect more regularly with a legislator you already have a relationship with, or find one you're interested in developing a better relationship with. It’s easy! Email Roz Thompson if you are interested.

    Once you are connected to a legislator, reach out to them and their legislative assistant to share contact information. Create a reminder on your calendar to share updates with your legislative partner each month or so. You can also invite them to visit your school. The goal is for the legislator to know a principal in their district who he or she can call to get an understanding of how potential policy may impact student learning and the management of a school building.
  • Help for Mental Health

    by Caroline Brumfield | Oct 10, 2018
    We know our students' mental and behavioral health needs are increasing. We also know many adults around us face stressful situations in their lives. When talking to family, friends and students, and interacting with coworkers, we know lots of people around us are dealing with mental health issues. So what can we do? When does a situation become an illness or a crisis? How can we help until professionals can take over?

    The City of Auburn developed a one hour mental health training so anyone can be a first responder to mental health needs. This is similar to teaching people CPR. We can all do something until trained help arrives. But what should we do?

    The R.E.A.D.Y. (Real Emergency Aid Depends on You) program is a first step in increasing awareness of mental health issues, reducing fear, and providing tools for people to use in a crisis situation. If we can share this information with others, we will begin to end the stigma that keeps many people from seeking help when it’s needed.

    The City of Auburn created a one hour training video. 


    High school students in Auburn are currently helping to develop a 30 minute video for students. For more information, contact Pat Bailey.
     

    OSPI has a “Mental Health and Schools” page on their website. There are some great resources here for you and your teachers. Be sure to connect with your health teachers to see how they might be incorporating the mental health literacy standards in their classes.

  • AWSP News for October 3, 2018

    by David Morrill | Oct 03, 2018


    In this episode of AWSP News, Kurt Hatch fills in for Scott Seaman and we discuss:

    • the challenges and rewards of the principals job,
    • National and State Principals Month,
    • our Facebook contest to celebrate the month,
    • how much the average principal is working,
    • Principal of the Year and Assistant Principal of the Year nominations,
    • Cameron Grow’s Fast Five Video for Creating a Positive Staff Culture,
    • proposals for presenting at the Pave the Way Conference put on by the Washington Student Achievement Council,
    • two OSPI webinars related to student discipline,
    • getting eligible students to vote,
    • Prudentials 24th annual Spirit of Community Awards, and
    • CSTPs 15th birthday.

    Prefer to read the news? Read our script.

  • Cameron Grow's Five Tips for Creating a Positive Staff Culture

    by David Morrill | Oct 01, 2018




    Watch our AWSP Board President-Elect and all around good guy, Cameron Grow, give five tips for creating a positive staff culture. Cameron is the proud principal at Lincoln Middle School in the Pullman School District. He even got a little extra credit for this video with a bonus tip, which if you follow @LMSprincipals on Twitter (and you should be), you might already know. 

    Thanks, Cameron. Got any great tips to share? Add them in the comments below. 
  • Senator Lisa Wellman Wins AWSP’s 2018 Torch of Leadership Award

    by David Morrill | Sep 21, 2018

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    Passionate advocate for education who listens well and stays in touch

    Senator Lisa Wellman is the winner of AWSP’s 2018 Torch of Leadership Award. Senator Wellman is a Democrat representing the 41st Legislative District which serves Mercer Island, Bellevue, Newcastle and parts of Issaquah.

    Each year, AWSP’s Advocacy Committee has the opportunity to select a state- level public servant who has demonstrated support of principals and the principalship in the education of all students. Senator Wellman’s commitment to education is reflected in her connection to her local school districts as well as to the attention she pays to issues across our state.

    Senator Wellman serves as the chair of the Early Learning and K-12 Education Committee as well as on the Economic Development & Trade Committee; Energy, Environment & Technology Committee; and the Transportation Committee. She gets high marks from her community for being supportive of her schools and programs since she regularly attends district events and legislative linkage sessions with the School Board. Senator Wellman stays in touch with her constituents and uses social media to provide others with an inside view of what’s going on in Olympia. This spring and summer, she has been on a listening tour around the state on the topic of school safety.

    Prior to her work as a legislator and as an executive in technology and marketing, Senator Wellman was a public school teacher. She is a thoughtful, kind, and dynamic person to work with as well as a passionate advocate for students.

    AWSP will officially honor Wellman in October 2018 at its Advocacy Committee meeting. AWSP founded the Torch of Leadership Award in 2009.

  • AWSP News for September 19, 2018

    by David Morrill | Sep 18, 2018


    Check out our latest AWSP News, where we discuss:

    • post-strike and post-bargaining focus on culture,
    • the closing gap between teacher and principal pay and what we’re doing about it,
    • including our recent survey,
    • participating with us and our #AskAWSP segment,
    • Robert Hand, our new state Teacher of the Year,
    • nominating a great colleague for Principal or Assistant Principal of the Year,
    • Senator Wellman, our 2018 Torch of Leadership winner,
    • great resources for you to communicate with parents on the GearUp website,
    • taking the lead on learning in your building,
    • and using student voice to keep students engaged and motivated.

    Prefer to read the news? Check out our script.

  • Strikes, Pay, and Workload: We're Here for You

    by Macy Bruhy | Sep 11, 2018

    Strike

    We know many of you are in unchartered territory. The start of the school year always brings excitement and stress, but the changes the Legislature made to the way we fund schools have also brought confusion, chaos, anger, frustration, and uncertainty. It's not been a good summer for bargaining, and we know many of you across the state are still dealing with the anxiety and challenges created by a work stoppage, or the very real threat of one. We've heard from a lot of you about your unique situation. We wanted to send this email to provide some updates on bargaining and budgeting, as well as share some of the ways we are working to support you.

    Here is what we know:

     

    • The 3.1% cap on administrator salaries is only a one-year cap.
    • The 3.1% salary limitation was intended for all positions and was not clearly articulated for classified and instructional staff positions in statutory language.
    • Your principal contract agreements should be limited to the 2018-19 year. This lets you respond next year to the salary increases teachers are getting this year, as well as any modifications the Legislature might make this coming session.
    • The Legislators we've talked to have told us that the narrowing gap between principal and teacher salaries is an unintended consequence of contract negotiations.
    Here is what we've been doing:
    • Helping principals navigate teacher strikes throughout the state.
    • Helping principals reset their school culture following difficult negotiations.
    • Combining the best elements of model principal contracts to help prepare principals for negotiations next year.
    • Engaging stakeholders in the discussion around narrowing the gap between principal and teacher salaries (this includes legislators, OSPI and other education advocates).
    • Creating resources to advocate for the importance of supporting principal leadership.
    Here is how you can help us continue to advocate:
    • If you are a principal or assistant principal complete this short survey to provide us with data, information, and anecdotes on the narrowing pay gap, your workload, and your stress level. We'll use this data to fight for principals across the state.
    • Contact your legislators and your situations - tell your unique stories.
    • Contact us for help with strike preparation, recovery, or additional resources.
    We know great things are happening in our schools each day thanks to your leadership. Make sure you practice self-care during these challenging times and take pride in knowing your work matters to all students. 

  • AWSP News for September 5, 2018

    by David Morrill | Sep 05, 2018


    In this episode of AWSP News, we discuss:

    • teacher strikes across the state,
    • the shrinking gap between principal and teacher pay,
    • some great ideas for starting the year off right,
    • our interview with Washington comedian and actor Joel McHale,
    • some safety and vaping resources from OSPI,
    • another OSPI budget survey,
    • your goals for the year,
    • our goals for the year and two new staff to support the east side of the state,
    • our new #AskAWSP segment, and
    • a great quote about principal leadership from former Governor Christine Gregoire.

    Prefer to read the script? Read it here.

  • Ten Non-Standard Ideas About Going Back to School

    by David Morrill | Aug 27, 2018

    Back to school image

    I stumbled across this blog post from Nancy Flanagan on EdWeek's blog on non-standard ideas for teachers about going back to school. I liked it, so I thought I would share.



  • Don't Let New Discipline Rules Get You In Trouble

    by David Morrill | Aug 24, 2018
    Student with paper airplane

    I’m in trouble...I’m not in trouble...am I in trouble? Confused? After two years of writing and revising, OSPI finally adopted new state rules (WACs) for student discipline. The rules describe how school administrators discipline students, communicate with parents, and provide guidance and due process expectations for suspended or expelled students. 

    It’s going to take time to wade through everything. You might have to change processes. New rules might require board approval. You’ll definitely want to communicate the changes with students, staff, parents, and community. Staff will need training. 

    All that’s to say, you have a lot of work on your plate. OSPI will phase the rules in over a two-year period, starting in the 2018-19 school year with classroom exclusions, absences and tardiness, the right to educational services, and student re-engagement plans. The following year, new rules kick in for parent notification requirements, appeal and grievance procedures, and new conditions and limitations will be required. 

    We’ll put out our own resources for handling the student discipline rules in the coming weeks. Fortunately, OSPI has a bunch of resources ready now. OSPI really wants districts, buildings, and classrooms to have the resources and supports they need with a holistic student discipline view, including classroom management, mental health, and restorative justice. 

    For the time being, here’s a to-do list you might find helpful:

    • Read sections of the WAC related to the changes that go into effect this school year and compare the information with your student handbook.

    • Familiarize yourself with the rules defining misconduct and the distribution of these rules in WAC 392-400-225.

    • This WAC lists the ways in which you are required to inform parents/guardians, students, and other stakeholders regarding your discipline rules. It also speaks to disaggregated data collection.

    • Read the Discipline in Schools: A Parent Guide, along with the quick introduction guide. They're both great to use with your staff.

    • Share the updated information regarding the rules with your staff. In some cases, not all, the newly adopted rules will require a change in how student discipline has been applied in your school.

    • View the technical guide

    • Read the corrected version of the final rules’ Concise Explanatory Statement.

    You can find these resources and other information regarding the final discipline rules on OSPI’s New Student Discipline Rules webpage. As always, AWSP is here to help. After reviewing the information, please call our office at 1-800-562-6100 if you have any questions.

  • What the Heck is Juuling?

    by David Morrill | Jul 27, 2018

    I've heard of vaping, but "juuling" is new to me. If you're now sure what "juuling" is, it's basically a form of vaping often difficult to detect. We've heard from principals about the many challenges vaping presents in schools, one of the main ones being, you have no clue what's being vaporized and ingested.

    To get you up-to-speed, watch the embedded video from PBS News Hour and read EdWeek's article, Juuling and Teenagers: 3 Things Principals and Teachers Need to Know
  • TVW Interviews Our Middle Level Principal of the Year with Mandy Manning

    by 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.

    Marc and Mandy sat down with host Austin Jenkins to discuss what's happening in the halls and classrooms of Washington's public schools? The hour-long interview includes great conversation between the three. Be sure to watch the video, but even if you don't have time, take a minute to share the link on your social media – it's a great way to showcase the great things happening in public education. 

  • Dear Principals: A Letter From the Washington Library Association

    by David Morrill | 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.  

    The Washington Library Association (WLA)  encourages you to advocate for this funding with your district and collaborate with your Teacher-Librarian to develop a plan for using these funds. This bill allocated MSOC funding for library materials as separate and unique from “Other Supplies.”  WLA asked legislators for this change in response to the need to develop culturally responsive materials and to equitably fund library programs in every school for every child.

    Here is a screen shot from page 6 of SB 6362 that shows clearly the legislative intent of this funding change:


     6362 Session Law Text

    Although we understand the $20 per FTE is not a mandate, it does show a clear legislative intent for school districts to ensure all students have access to quality library materials including books, online resources, computer science tools, makerspaces and materials that support adopted curriculum and initiatives.

    In the 2015 Washington State Study of Library Information Technology WSSLIT study coordinated by OSPI and WLA, (http://bit.do/WSSLIT15) and in similar studies conducted  across the nation, there is a strong correlation between support for school library staffing, instruction and materials, and student success (http://bit.do/library-impact-studies). Schools with strong library programs show  higher student scores on statewide assessments, particularly in reading, and higher five year graduation rates.  Schools with strong library programs also have more equitable access to technology and research resources for students – something that is very important to ensuring ALL students have access to these tools and instruction on how to use them.

    In the past decade, Washington State legislators have shown strong support for school libraries as evidenced by the inclusion of teacher-librarians in the prototype school staffing allocation (RCW 28A.300.173), inclusion of information technology literacy in the state’s core basic education goals (RCW 28A.150.210(3)), passage of SB 5294.  In 2015 (RCW 28A.320.240) changed the definition of a school library programs to school library information technology programs. Please note line item (e) which states:

    (e) Create a culture of reading in the school community by developing a diverse, student-focused collection of materials that ensures all students can find something of quality to read and by facilitating school-wide reading initiatives along with providing individual support and guidance for students.

    WLA urges you to work with your school librarian and library staff to ensure efficient and adequate planning for MSOC allocation dollars to be spent in the library. Our hope is that when the 2019 MSOC reports go to the school boards, districts will see clearly outlined how these dollars are improving student success. 

    Equitable library funding allocation in SB 6362 will go a great distance to ensure that students have up-to-date and culturally responsive materials for independent reading. It also gives you an opportunity  to strengthen support for building-specific goals through targeted library collection development. 

    Beginning Sept 2018, the $20/FTE allocations are coming to your district with library-specific spending recommendation. It is up to education leadership to ensure that legislative intent is met for the benefit of all students…through strong, smart school library budgets.  We urge you to advocate for your students and stand ready in support of strong school libraries for every student in Washington’s public schools.


    Respectfully,

    Washington Library Association 

    WLA signatures

  • AWSP News for June 21, 2018

    by 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,
    • bills from this last session,
    • mental health first responders,
    • more high five goodness,
    • updating your info with us, and
    • Scott says thanks.

    Prefer to read the news? Read the script.

  • Border Separation Policy Statements

    by David Morrill | Jun 20, 2018

    Our mission is to support principals and the principalship in the education of all students. Part of supporting the education of all students is our core responsibility as educators to fearlessly shield children from traumatic events, ensure their safety and advocate for the health and well-being of all children, particularly those most vulnerable. 

    The statements below from the national associations were all issued before President Trump signed an executive order ending the forcible separation. Here's a good explainer from CNN on what the order actually does from CNN. 



    NASSP Statement: Principals Condemn Border Policy That Forcibly Separates Children From Families

    NASSP Executive Director JoAnn Bartoletti issued the following statement regarding the Trump administration border policy to forcibly separate children from their families:

    “School leaders recognize the faces of traumatized children. We sit with them as they relive painful experiences, isolate themselves, and act out for their inability to manage effects of deeply damaging events. As schools across the country scrape together whatever resources they can to address the needs of traumatized students, it deeply saddens us to see the faces we know all too well needlessly spreading across the U.S.–Mexico border.

    “NASSP strongly condemns the policy implemented by the Trump administration to forcibly separate children from their families crossing the border to seek asylum. We demand an immediate end to this misguided, cruel policy that is intentionally inflicting trauma on children for strictly political purposes.”


    NAESP Urges End to Child Separation Policy

    In response to the Administration’s child separation policy, NAESP Executive Director Dr. L. Earl Franks, CAE has issued the following statement:

    “Protecting children and ensuring their well-being is core to NAESP’s mission and to the work that principals do as school building leaders. Every day all across the country, principals provide safe and welcoming environments for their students and work vigorously to protect children from trauma in all its forms. NAESP is deeply concerned about the crisis at the U.S. border involving the separation of families and the short- and long-term impact these actions will have on children. To that end, NAESP urges the Administration to end its policy of separating children from their parents who are crossing the border and to work with Congress to find a solution that protects the well-being of these children.”


    AASA Statement On Family Separation

    AASA Executive Director Daniel A. Domenech and AASA officers Gail Pletnick (Dysart Unified, AZ); Chris Gaines (Mehlville, MO) and Deb Kerr (Brown Deer Schools, WI) issued the following statement in response to the recent separation of children and parents at the border:

    "Our nation’s public school superintendents and the schools they serve are legally required to educate the children that come through their doors. We are deeply concerned with recent steps that result in the separation of children and parents at the border. Immigration policy is not easy, but we are deeply troubled by the purposeful and aggressive implementation of a policy that is widely recognized as flawed, one that separates young children from their parents in a world they do not know. AASA is an organization that serves and represents education professionals. And while we won’t claim expertise in immigration policy, the nation’s public school superintendents are experts in what can and does work for students and young children, and we know that the separation policy is harmful, traumatic, and stressful, and these effects may follow these children for the rest of their lives. Policy can be tough and fair without being inhumane, and we urge the administration to immediately cease this intentionally cruel policy.”

  • Summer Healthcare and Pensions Update

    by David Morrill | Jun 13, 2018

    Fred Yancey, a retired principal and superintendent, represents AWSP on health care and retirement issues. Check out his summer conference update with the latest from the School Employee Benefit Board (SEBB), the Public Employee Benefit Board (PEBB), and pensions. Fred can be reached at fyancey@comcast.net if you have questions. Read his update below.


    SEBB: School Employee Benefit Board

    • K–12 health benefits will be consolidated into a statewide insurance pool administered by the Health Care Authority HCA; Effective January 1, 2020.
    • At a minimum, any employee who works or is anticipated to work 630 hours more a year is entitled to benefits. Recent legislation also allowed districts, at their option, to offer benefits to those working less than 630 hours.
    • Future health benefits will be collectively bargained between a coalition of education groups and representatives from the Governor’s Office. Bargaining is to begin after 1, July 2018 “to determine the dollar amount to be contributed on behalf of each employee”.
    • Officials from HCA and the Office of Financial Management (OFM) are currently holding hearings seeking input from the education field on this conversion and specifically how to establish the bargaining coalitions and other issues of concern.
    • It appears that the ‘management’ side of the bargaining table will solely consist of representatives from OFM.
    • One KEY question concerns the funding of benefits. Will these benefits, once negotiated, be state funded on a per-FTE/state formula allocation basis? Or on head-count basis? No one knows. Districts should rightly be concerned over this issue as these potential added costs could be substantial. (Estimated statewide to be about $200-$300 million dollars.)
    • The SEB Board is holding frequent and lengthy meetings to meet the deadline for full implementation.
    • More detail on adopted policies, suggested models, provider interest and other issues is available on the SEBB website https://www.hca.wa.gov/about-hca/school-employees-benefits-board-sebb-program
    • Regular updates and reports from Nexus are sent to AWSP, WASA and WASBO at the end of each meeting.

    PEBB: Public Employee Benefit Board

    • Because PEBB already administers a statewide health care insurance program, its model is the one that the SEBB is using as it creates its ‘own’ design.
    • Both SEBB and PEBB are changing their prescription drug coverage provisions to compel use of generic/cheaper alternative drugs.

    Pensions

    As a head’s up, the Office of the State Actuary will be submitting an early report on longevity. It is likely that it will show that retirees continue to live longer. With longer lives, and a lower, assumed investment return (7.5% from earlier 7.8%), the new result is going to be an increase in pension rates paid by employers and some employees.

  • How to Search For Jobs on AWSP.org

    by David Morrill | Jun 06, 2018

    UPDATE

    We've fixed the job search functionality. However, users are still unable to reset their own passwords. If you are an AWSP member and you need to reset your password, call us at 1.800.562.6100 or email us and we'll reset it promptly. 



    There are two ways to view jobs on AWSP now.

    1. If you’re a member, you have to log in. If you know your password, everything should be simple and straightforward. Sadly, our programmers are still trying to sort out some issues with our web platform and our member management database. More on this in a minute.

    2. If you’re not a member, you can sign up for one year of free access to view our job postings.

    Why the change?

    Well, our job listing page is the most popular page on AWSP.org. We would love it if it was our staff bios – kidding, we’re not that vain. We are working hard to promote principal longevity and keep principals in the same building longer. All the research says this is best for kids, but we know people find or change jobs all the time for all sorts of valid reasons. Our goal for the site is to be the number one resource on the web for Washington state principals. We want to provide our members better and more personalized content on a more consistent basis, and having our members sign in to use the site helps us with that.

    The unintended consequence of requiring a member sign-in is some people would lose access, so we created a free job seeker account. We don’t want to put up a barrier to great principals from other states looking for jobs here, or a principal intern with a family on a teacher salary needing to spend the money on an intern membership (although we think it’s a great investment, but hey, we might be a little biased).

    Cool. What does that mean for me?

    If you’re a member…

    • If you know your password, you’re all good. Head on in and find your perfect job.
    • If you don’t know your password, please call us or email webmaster@awsp.org. We’ll get you sorted out quickly.

      • Our reset password function is currently stuck in a really frustrating loop. We apologize. Our vendors are working away at trying to fix it.

    For anyone without an active membership right now…

    • The job seeker page has a sign up which will let you create a free account.
    • In theory, this account will let you access just the job postings. In practice, it’s not working yet.
    • We apologize for the inconvenience. Again, we’re working to get it sorted out as soon as we can.

    Conclusion

    We know you are all working hard and this is a stressful time of the year no matter what. If you’re looking for a job, chances are it’s even more stressful. Thanks for your patience as our programmers try and sort everything out. Keep checking back for updates, but we expect the job seeker logins to start working very soon. Hopefully the password reset problem will be fixed quickly too, but if you can’t get logged in, reach out and we can help.