Communication is not about saying what we think. Communication is about ensuring others hear what we mean.

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Simon Sinek
Notes to Inspire

AWSP does a remarkable job supporting principals through their website, AWSP News, principal videos, podcasts, the Principals Matter newsletter and Washington Principal magazine.

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James Everett, Ed.D.
Superintendent, Meridian School District

I value Washington Principal magazine. Most of the authors are working principals, writing about issues principals face in a helpful, useful, and approachable way.

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John Pehrson
Former Business Rep to the AWSP Board

Informed Principal

Knowledge is power and we want the most powerful principals in the world. We believe every student deserves an informed, connected, and engaged principal -- and we’re here to help. AWSP strives to be the principal’s best friend. If it’s a resource or information you need, we want to be the first place you look.




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Our bi-monthly e-newsletter with the stories, resources, and updates you need to stay informed.

Fast Five

Fast Five

Five tips, tools, and takeaways from principals across the state, all in five minutes or less. We’ve got some great ideas for principals, by principals.

Feature Videos

Feature Videos

Highlighting unique & effective programs around the state showing great examples of effective leadership. Check out how many different evaluation criteria each program touches.

Fact or Fiction

Fact or Fiction

Fact or Fiction videos answer commonly asked questions or address myths or misconceptions, all in two minutes or less.

Events & Promos

Events & Promos

What will you find here? All sorts of cool and fun stuff, from Richard Sherman, Joel McHale, and Scott Servais to our amazing Principals of the Year. 


What’s news? What’s noise? We filter all that out and keep you up to date with our publications. Whether on screen or paper, we’ve got something for you.


Washington Principal Magazine

Washington Principal is the official print publication of AWSP. We print three issues every year of our award-winning magazine, featuring articles written by practicing principals, district communicators, school administrators, education policy experts and influencers, and AWSP staff

Articles focus on what’s happening now in K-12 education in Washington state, giving you access to resources you can’t find anywhere else.
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Principal Matters

Our bi-monthly e-newsletter with the stories, resources, and updates you need to stay informed.


In The Loop

News from the Association of Washington Student Leaders and updates from Cispus and Chewelah Peak.

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Leg Update

All the important news with our state and federal legislatures, every Friday during Washington’s legislative session.


  • AWSP News for November 6, 2019

    David Morrill
    Nov 06, 2019
    In this episode of AWSP News we discuss principal superheroes and superpowers, our October Principal Leadership Weekend, the principal or assistant principal of the year award, AWSL’s Advisor of the Year, Representative Laurie Dolan, our 2019 Torch of Leadership Award winner, Dr. Susan Enfield, Superintendent of Highline Public Schools, the inaugural winner of the Systems Changemaker award from Teach for America (TFA) Washington, the 2020 Summer Conference, and a new survey.
  • OSPI School Safety Tips for November

    Mike Donlin | OSPI School Safety Center
    Nov 01, 2019
    November is a month of thanks. As we head toward the holiday season, a big thank you to everyone who participated in last month’s National Bullying Prevention month. Also, thank you to all who dropped, covered and held on for the Great ShakeOut on October 17th. Each of these activities help ensure that all our students and staff are safer at school.
  • We're Changing our Principal of the Year Process. Here's Why.

    David Morrill
    Oct 17, 2019
    AWSP is redesigning our Principal and Assistant Principal of the Year program. In the past, we selected a Principal of the Year (POY) for elementary, middle, and high schools. We would either select one Assistant Principal of the Year (APOY), or recently, one for elementary and one for secondary. We’d love to explain all the reasons why we’re changing our (A)POY, but it might be faster for you to read War and Peace. You think we’re kidding…


Sometimes, looking at a screen or reading anything else is the last thing you want to do. Podcasts offer the ability to have a nuanced discussion about any topic a principal would care about. Subscribe today and listen anywhere you go.