October declared as National Principals Month
| Sep 24, 2010
The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) has declared October 2010 as National Principals Month to recognize the essential role that principals play in preparing today's students for the challenges of tomorrow. NASSP will kick off the month-long celebration with a gala honoring the 2011 MetLife/NASSP National High School and Middle Level Principals of the Year and the 2010 state principals of the year.
In tandem with NASSP's declaration, the U.S. Senate has approved S. Res. 607, a resolution introduced by Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-SD) that honors principals for their contributions to student success and marks the month of October 2010 as National Principals Month. The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to consider a similar resolution, introduced by Rep. Susan Davis (D-CA).
The 2011 MetLife/NASSP National High School and Middle Level Principals of the Year and the 2010 state principals of the year will visit Capitol Hill September 30 to discuss education policy with their federal elected officials. The following night, October 1, NASSP will honor these principals at an annual black-tie gala in Arlington, Virginia.
For ideas to recognize your principal during National Principals Month, visit www.principals.org/principalsmonth.