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.




AWSP TV is our talk show for principals. Watch on demand or catch our livestream where you can ask our guests questions via chat.



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 you need quick updates via newsletters or want to kick up your feet and dig into something, we’ve got something for you.


Washington Principal Magazine

Washington Principal is our award-winning magazine. Now in a beautiful, easy-to-read digital format, Washington Principal features 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 stories and 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.

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Building Leaders

News from the Association of Washington Student Leaders and updates from our Cispus Learning Center.

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Leg Update

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


  • OSPI School Safety Tips for December 2022

    Mike Donlin, Program Supervisor, School Safety Center, OSPI
    Dec 01, 2022
    This will be my last AWSP School Safety Blog. I am retiring as of December 31, 2022. I have been involved in K-12 education since…. well, let’s just say it’s been a long time. It has been a fulfilling, powerful journey. It has been interesting, as well.  A recent conversation underscores just a part of what has made it interesting.
  • A Message of Thanks

    Dr. Scott Seaman, Executive Director, AWSP
    Nov 23, 2022
    Focusing on gratitude and thankfulness is always a great strategy for self-care and great leadership. And it's even more appropriate this month, which also happens to be National Native American Heritage Month. From all of us here at AWSP, AWSL, Cispus, and Outdoor Schools Washington, we can't tell you how grateful and thankful we are for each and every one of you. You make the magic happen for students and adults in your school, and we're thankful for that.
  • UW Presidential Scholars Nomination/Opportunity

    Philip A. Ballinger, Ph.D., Special Adviser for the Presidential Scholars Initiative, Emeritus Associate Vice Provost for Enrollment, University of Washington,
    Nov 22, 2022
    Some of our young people in Washington amaze us by their commitment and work to serve others and their communities. Sometimes these students do not show up on high school 'radars' that traditionally focus on highest competitive academics, athletic achievement, or relative social popularity. And yet, some of our most promising young people are quietly doing astonishing things to help others and their communities. We want to identify and recognize these vital future community builders and leaders in Washington!


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.

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