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Celebrate National Principals Month This October

The month of October is known for colorful trees, last-minute election campaigning, and ubiquitous pumpkin-spice flavoring. But it’s also National Principals Month, a time designated to recognize school leaders in your programs, in your neighborhood, and around the country. Please join AACTE in celebrating their leadership and partnership on behalf of student and teacher development!

National Principals Month gives us the opportunity to honor and reflect on the contributions of principals and the importance of preparing them well. Marked by national and state resolutions, formal awards and recognitions, and other official acknowledgments, this celebration allows us to say “thank you” to principals across the nation.

AACTE joins the National Association of Secondary School Principals, National Association of Elementary School Principals, and American Federation of School Administrators in recognizing the vital role that principals play in leading schools that foster learning for their students and professional growth for their teachers.

In support of our member institutions that prepare school leaders, AACTE promotes high-quality principal development efforts. AACTE participates in the University Council for Educational Administration and the National Policy Board for Educational Administration and is a communications partner for the Wallace Foundation’s Principal Pipeline Initiative to support the preparation of principals. (Please join our webinar this week on how accrediting organizations and standards can improve principal quality!)

To see selected events planned for the month and to learn how you can help support the national campaign, visit principalsmonth.org.

Be sure to #ThankAPrincipal this October!

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Sarah Pistella

AACTE Media Relations Intern