Thanksgiving Office Closure

Please note that the AWSP office will be closed starting 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25 until Monday morning, Nov. 30. Happy Thanksgiving!

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Congrats 2020 Winners!

In a tough year, these school leaders shine bright.

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Help Us Keep Cispus Forever

Countless students have needed AWSP's Cispus Learning Center over the years, and now Cispus needs you. Will you help?

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Stay Smart Series in December

Join AWSP as we continue our Smart Series with "Stay Smart: Stay on Track and Keep Up the Momentum." Series dates are December 1, 3, 8 and 10.

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Two-Way Conversations Between HR and School Leaders

AWSP and the Washington School Personnel Association bring you a five-part workshop series called Two-Way Conversations Between HR and School Leaders. Series starts in January.

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FREE Inclusion Workshop Series

AWSP is proud to offer, "How to Be All In as an Inclusive Leader," a five-part workshop series with international filmmaker Dan Habib. Session two is coming up Dec. 1.

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Enough is Enough

Read our statement about the killing of George Floyd and our commitment to racial equity.

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Student Leadership

Providing programs supporting the academic and social success of all students.

Learning Centers

Supporting K-12 educational programs for Washington state students.

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A leadership organization and a result of a partnership between us and the Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA).

Who We Are

Principals are the multiplier of effective instruction. At AWSP, we exist to support principals and the principalship in the education of all students. That makes us the multiplier of the multiplier of effective instruction. Check out About AWSP to learn more about how we make our impact.

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Informed Principal

Publications

What’s news? What’s noise? Let us filter that out for you with our bi-monthly Principal Matters e-newsletter. Want to know what’s going on with the Legislature? We’ve got you covered during session with our weekly Legislative Update. And three times a year, grab a comfy seat, kick up your feet, and read our award-winning print magazine, Washington Principal.

Videos & Podcasts

Some things are better said than read. Check out our bi-monthly AWSP News videos for updates, inspiration, and the latest news. Watch our Fast Five videos featuring principals from around the state sharing five tips, tools, and takeaways in less than five minutes. Watch one of our feature videos and go more in depth on cool programs, or learn something new for you and your team in our video workshops. Done with screen time? Our podcasts have you covered.

Professional Learning

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Stage 2 Topics:
  • Exploring the Becoming while Doing aspects of your leadership.
  • Continue tackling historically inequitable systems in your school.
  • Maximizing the most valuable resource: your students.
  • Developing the five-year vision for your school: where are you on your journey?
  • Dec
    11
    2020

    This four-part workshop series and facilitated training for principals and assistant principals is designed to help school leaders close opportunity gaps and increase learners’ life chances. Build your school leadership capacity to lead collaborative data analyses with your school staff. Tools and resources will be covered, including the AWSP Leadership Framework, Evidence of Impact Tool, and School Leader Paradigm.

  • Jan
    08
    2021

    This four-part workshop series and facilitated training for principals and assistant principals is designed to help school leaders close opportunity gaps and increase learners’ life chances. Build your school leadership capacity to lead collaborative data analyses with your school staff. Tools and resources will be covered, including the AWSP Leadership Framework, Evidence of Impact Tool, and School Leader Paradigm.

  • Feb
    12
    2021

    This four-part workshop series and facilitated training for principals and assistant principals is designed to help school leaders close opportunity gaps and increase learners’ life chances. Build your school leadership capacity to lead collaborative data analyses with your school staff. Tools and resources will be covered, including the AWSP Leadership Framework, Evidence of Impact Tool, and School Leader Paradigm.

Video Workshops

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We get it – getting out of your building is hard. Principals in different districts have vastly different professional learning budgets, support from the district for attending professional learning out of the district or school, and very different geographic access to quality training. That's where our video workshops come in. We bring the content to you and your team, complete with templates, surveys, and guiding questions so you and your team can kickstart an initative. 

Advocacy

Political Action
Committee

Are you a PAC-man or PAC-woman? AWSP’s PAC supports pro-education legislative candidates and helps ensure our legislators understand the importance of public education, the principals’ role in it, and create the best policies and procedures for all kids. An investment in the PAC is an investment in your students and your career.

Advocacy And
Action Center

Your one-stop shop for tracking bills, issues, and action items. Look up your legislators, send them an email, tweet to them, or write a letter to the editor -- the action center makes it all easy. Criterion 7 of the AWSP Leadership Framework is about connecting with the community and advocacy is a part of that. Speak up for your students and let your legislators know what works for your students and what doesn't.

Career Center

Whether you have a job, need a job, or are looking to post a job, the career center can help you out. See what’s open and available and check out the great tips and resources.

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