Principals, it’s your month nationally and here in Washington, Governor Inslee has proclaimed the last week of the month to be School Principals Week. Read the proclamation below or view a signed copy of the proclamation (PDF).
WHEREAS, principals are educational visionaries, instructional and assessment leaders, disciplinarians, community builders, budget analysts, facilities managers, and administrators of legal and contractual obligations; and
WHEREAS, principals set the academic tone for their schools and work collaboratively with teachers to develop and maintain a clear mission, high curriculum standards, and set performance goals and objectives for schools to achieve educational excellence; and
WHEREAS, principals create school environments that facilitate great teaching and learning and continuous school improvement; and WHEREAS, the vision, dedication, and determination of a principal provides the mobilizing force behind any school reform effort; and
WHEREAS, the celebration of School Principals Week honors the contribution of school principals and assistant principals at all grade levels to the success of students in Washington elementary and secondary schools, and recognizes the importance of principals in ensuring that every child has access to a quality education;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Jay Inslee, Governor of the state of Washington, do herby proclaim October 26th through November 1st, 2014 as School Principals Week in Washington, and I urge all people in our state to join me in this special observance.