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National Principals Month

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October is National Principals Month. Help celebrate by using the hashtag #ThankAPrincipal and spread the word.

Governor Inslee Proclaims October School Principals Month


Principals, it’s your month nationally and here in Washington, Governor Inslee has proclaimed the entire month of October to be School Principals Month. Read the proclamation below or view a signed copy of the proclamation.

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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 2015 as School Principals Month in Washington, and I urge all people in our state to join me in this special observance.

National Principals Month

National Principals Month
October 2018

Want to help plan something for your principal? NAESP and NASSP have cool resources

School Principals Month

School Principals Month (State)
October 2018

Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee proclaimed the month of October 2018 School Principals Month. View the School Principals Month 2018 (PDF). 

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