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February 2018

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2018 TPA Calendar of Events - added 02/12/2018

March 30, 2018                       Applications due for National Distinguished Principal Award

May 14-18, 2018                    State Executive Directors Meeting (Essex, VT) – by invitation

June 1-3, 2018                        Board of Directors Summer Planning Meeting (Nashville, TN)

July 9-11, 2018                       NAESP National Principals Conference (Orlando, FL)

October 11-12, 2018               National Distinguished Principals Program (Washington, DC)

December 2-4, 2018               2018 Tennessee Principals Conference (Pigeon Forge, TN)

March 1-2, 2018

Richland Elementary - Site of National Mentor Training, March 1-2

5440 Rich Road Memphis, TN 38120

Are you interested in strengthening your career while preparing a new generation of leaders? NAESP's National Mentor Training and Certification Program offers a highly structured professional development program that can make the critical difference in the sustainability of skilled leaders.

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NAESP News – Winter 2018 - Timely new resources for you, your teachers, and your school NAESP is proud to offer new resources and opportunities to help principals hone their craft. Here is a sampling of NAESP's offerings—all meant to help you do your job better. Updates on NAESP programs, products, and services include the following

 •Webinar Wednesdays. Each month, NAESP members have the opportunity to learn from experts in the field on a wide range of school leadership topics. Archived webinars are available only to members using your NAESP log in. Learn more at www.naesp.org/career/webinars

• Principals of Literacy Institute. Looking to learn more about literacy instruction? Need to expand your expertise as an instructional leader and learn how to develop and implement a strategic, schoolwide literacy plan that empowers your teachers, families, and students? Gather your leadership team and join NAESP and Scholastic for the Principals of Literacy Institute, Sept. 20-22, 2018, in Nashville. Learn more at www.scholastic.com/principalsinstitute.

• Afterschool and Summer Learning. NAESP has partnered with the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation to offer a new portal to help principals support and champion quality afterschool and summer programs. The initiative—which launches this winter—features a special supplement to Principal magazine, an interactive web-based portal with state specific tools and resources, best practice videos, and a research report. Visit http://afterschool.naesp.org to learn more.

• NAESP's Annual Conference in Orlando. We hope you are making plans to join us for the NAESP Pre-K–8 Principals Conference, July 9-11, at the Orlando World Center Marriott. This premier professional development conference for elementary and middle-level principals will afford you the opportunity to connect with your peers, learn best practices, and have access to today's education movers and shakers. To date, we have confirmed three keynote presenters: Sal Kahn, Daniel Pink, and Sean Covey. Visit the conference website and register today: www.naespconference.org.

• Principal Insights Delivered to Your Email. NAESP has relaunched it's bi-weekly news aggregate, Before the Bell, to Principal Insights. It's still delivered to your email twice a week—but the new content is geared toward leadership development for principals.

• Social Media Takeover. Every month, principals can connect with their peers to find practical solutions to the challenges of being a school leader. #NAESPChat is hosted by members of NAESP's newly formed Digital Leadership Ambassador Program.

• Resources for Your Students. Help build the next generation of leaders with American Student Council Association (ASCA)—NAESP's newly relaunched program that recognizes and supports student councils across the nation for making a difference in their schools and communities. Visit the new ASCA website, www.naesp.org/asca, to access information, activities, awards, and a student council store. Your students will be glad you did!

In Case You Didn't Know

• NAESP Offers Legal Benefits. NAESP offers a solution to uncertain or inadequate liability coverage: a professional liability plan with legal assistance benefits. You'll have peace of mind knowing that if your school district doesn't have sufficient coverage or refuses to defend you, your back-up plan is in place. Your association's affiliation with the Trust for Insuring Educators (TIE) makes this valuable member benefit possible. Visit www.naesp.org/membership/legal-benefits to learn more.

• Student Awards Programs. NAESP administers the President's Education Awards Program (PEAP) and the American Citizenship Awards (ACA); both are now open for the 2018 awards season. These programs offer a unique opportunity for principals to reward students' success. This year we are proud to offer two new products: graduation cords and certificate jackets for PEAP. For more information on the awards and to order, visit www.peap-aca.org

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Are you interested in strengthening your career while preparing a new generation of leaders? NAESP's National Mentor Training and Certification Program offers a highly structured professional development program that can make the critical difference in the sustainability of skilled leaders.