Enough is enough

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

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Washington Principal Magazine

The spring 2020 issue features tribal education and leadership in unprecedented times.

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A Message to the Class of 2020

From Russell Wilson, Gov Inslee, and More Familiar Faces

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Summer Conference is Going Virtual!

Join AWSP and WASA for our first-ever VIRTUAL Summer Conference, June 29-30.

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The Show Will Go On

With help from Jostens Virtual Commencement Center, the show will go on.

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Fridays at 7 am

Come join us and your fellow principals for a coffee chat.

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

Learning Centers

Supporting K-12 educational programs for Washington state students.


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


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

Summer Conference is Going VIRTUAL!

June 29-30, 2020 | ONLINE

20/20 Vision: Focus, Clarity & Insight for Educational Leaders.

The safety of our members is our highest priority. AWSP and WASA have been working around the clock to pivot the direction of our 2020 Summer Conference to keep you safe, informed, and connected while navigating this unprecedented time.

We are excited to announce that for the first time in history, we'll be bringing a VIRTUAL Summer Conference directly to YOU!
  • Jun

    Come join us for our coffee chat. We'll start by providing new updates, we'll answer questions, and then we'll turn it over to you to share stories, successes, challenges, and learn from each other.

  • Jun

    For over 40 years, AWSP and WASA have cosponsored the Summer Conference, gathering school and district administrators to celebrate the past year and begin planning for the next to come. Both AWSP and WASA are deeply committed to providing quality professional learning that supports leaders in their highly satisfying yet often challenging work. This year's theme is "20/20 Vision: Focus, Clarity & Insight for Educational Leaders."

  • Jul

    The Launching Principal Leadership Network brings new and newly assigned administrators three opportunities to maximize their leadership during the first year.

Video Workshops


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. 


Political Action

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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