Professional Learning

Future Educators Month


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Join Us in Celebrating the First-Annual
Future Educators Month!

AWSP, with support from longstanding business partner Inspirus Credit Union, is excited to declare February 2019 Future Educators Month in Washington state!

Educators understand the importance of sustaining and increasing the pipeline of teachers and principals. We want Future Educators Month to inspire high school and college students to become teachers, and for teachers with a passion for leadership to become principals.


Give 'Em Your Keys

Somewhere in your school there is a teacher with the skills to become an amazing principal, and a student with the skills to become an amazing teacher. If you know one of these teachers or students, "give 'em your keys” by showing them support and encouraging them to take a closer look at the principalship or education as a career.

Passing along the key is a symbolic act. We’ve had an informal “Give ’Em Your Keys” campaign for a while. We recently sent principals and assistant principals die-cut keys in the mail, encouraging them to pass them along to a teacher in their school with the skills to lead who always do what’s best for kids.

Teacher and Student Survey: Win a Prize!

If you're a teacher or student who was handed a "key," (or even if you're just interested in learning more about going further in the education field!) fill out this super-quick survey. You'll be entered to win a gift card from us!


A Workshop for Future Leaders

Thank you to everyone who attended this year's Future School Leaders Day on February 6! We had a successful day meeting with teachers, instructional coaches, TOSAs, counselors, and even students who are interested in exploring options for taking their career to the next level.

If you missed this year's event but are interested in attending one in the future, let us know! Contact Macy Bruhy to be put on a notification list. You'll be the first to hear when we schedule the next Future School Leaders Day.
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Spread the Word!

Give shout-outs, share your ideas and help spread the word on social media with hashtags #FutureEducator, #FuturePrincipal, and #GiveEmYourKeys.

Sample Tweets:

February is the first-annual Future Educators Month in Washington! Know someone who would make a great teacher or principal? #GiveEmYourKeys and join us in getting the word out about the field of education. Learn more at awsp.org/FEM. #FutureEducator  #FuturePrincipal

@AWSP_principals, @InspirusCU, @WASA_oly, @WACSTP, @WAPESB, @waOSPI, @ReadyWA, @Part4Learning, and 9 ESDs declare Feb 2019 Future Educators Month! Know someone who would make a great teacher or principal? #GiveEmYourKeys! awsp.org/FEM. #FutureEducator #FuturePrincipal

Sample Facebook or Newsletter Message:

AWSP, along with Inspirus Credit Union, WASA, CSTP, PESB, OSPI, Partnership for Learning, Ready WA, and the nine ESDs, declare February 2019 the first-annual Future Educators Month in Washington state. This month-long promotion is intended to create awareness around the field of education – for high school and college students who are interested in becoming teachers, and for teachers and educational leaders who are interested in becoming principals. Know someone who would make a great educator? #GiveEmYourKeys! Learn more at www.awsp.org/FEM. #FutureEducator #FuturePrincipal

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Partner Organizations

These organizations partnered with us to support Future Educators Month:
  • Inspirus Credit Union
  • The nine Washington State Educational Service Districts
  • Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA)
  • The Center for Strengthening the Teaching Profession (CSTP)
  • The Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB)
  • The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)
  • Partnership for Learning
  • Ready Washington