October is National Principals Month!

Through visionary leadership and tireless pursuit of success for each student, principals guide and support their schools in ways large and small every day. And as we faced new challenges presented by COVID-19, our principals came through when it mattered most. National Principals Month is our way of honoring their dedication and thanking them for all they’ve done.

Once again throughout the entire month of October, American Federation of School Administrators (AFSA), the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP)—as well as district leaders, policymakers, parents, students, teachers, and school leaders—come together to not only celebrate these heroes of education, but also to advocate for school leaders everywhere. Together, we can inform local, state, and federal governments about the harsh reality of what principals are experiencing and garner support for legislation that benefits these school leaders and the students they serve.

Through nationwide efforts at local, state, and federal levels; evidence-based research initiatives; and appreciation events of every size, National Principals Month seeks to honor our principals for their significant impact on the success and well-being of our nation’s students.

TASSP sends a Texas-sized thank you to every principal for your daily leadership in fostering a positive climate and culture for your students and staff.

As you plan your National Principals Month activities, be sure to check out resources for celebrating and share what you’re doing by posting to social media with #ThankAPrincipal.