I was expecting that when that many forward thinking, innovative drivers are put together, that there would be a plethora of best practices shared as well as ideas as to how we can all move our individual buildings forward. I was NOT disappointed.

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Cris Turner
Principal, Bonney Lake High School

Many of the challenges we face are very common. From creating a redemptive culture, to vital conversations around race, to dealing with the 'nuts and bolts' of our day-to-day reality, AWSP gives us a forum to discuss, question and think together.

Darren Nelson
Principal, Mt. Spokane High School

Being a building leader can be an incredibly lonely profession. This level of PD, the frequency we meet, and the topics that we engage in will help to combat that feeling of isolation that many of us can experience.

Jack Arend

I can honestly say this has been the best professional development I've ever had. The things I have learned and brought back to my building have had a direct impact on student achievement.

Jason Smith

We are all experienced administrators, and now we are in a position to benefit from one another's experience, and then pass our collective ideas onto others so that we rise together in Washington.

Kirsten Rue

The MPLN work moved my own thinking forward regarding effective leadership and system development. Most importantly, the focus on equity and collaborative leadership sharing provided a number of ideas to bring to my own school and district.

Tom Edwards

Professional Learning

One size doesn't fit all, so we provide a number of different ways for principals to stay sharp and improve their skills. We offer content for interns, assistant principals, and principals in all stages of their career, in person and online. From our cohort-based Launching Principal Leadership and Building Effective Leadership networks to our video workshops, we've got something bound to be up your alley. 

Featured Event

Race & Equity Leadership Institute

Race & Equity Leadership Institute!

If you’re not leading for equity, you’re not leading! AWSP and the Technology Access Foundation are partnering to bring you the Race and Equity Leadership Institute as a part of our Building Effective Leadership series. Leading inclusive schools—where all students are afforded opportunities to achieve—requires an understanding of the intersections of race, power, and privilege. Register for the rest of the series.

Workshops / Conferences

Learning Management System

Live & On-Demand. All Online.

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Additional Workshops

Aspiring School Leaders Network (ASLN)
ASLN provides resources, guidelines and supports to those who have set their sights on becoming a school leader.

Launching School Leadership Network (LSLN)

LSLN brings new and newly assigned administrators three opportunities to maximize their leadership during the first year.

Building Effective Leadership Network (BELN)
BELN brings administrators three opportunities to maximize their leadership during year 2 and beyond.

Professional Learning That's Relevant and Fun

At AWSP, we believe adult learning should be fun and engaging, just like it should be for the students in your building. We promise to never deliver death-by-PowerPoint and bore you with sit and get learning. We believe learning happens when adults APPEAR:
  • Access expertise inside and outside of the group
  • Participate in authentic activities with the group
  • Practice using relevant problems of practice
  • Engage (formerly and informally) with colleagues
  • Apply new learning to professional contexts
  • Reflect on leadership and new learnings


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Scott Seaman addresses the Mastering Principal Leadership Network during their fifth meeting.

From Attributes to Action: Principal Leadership Paradigms

School Leader Paradigm

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Principal Action Paradigm

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