To reflect our rapidly changing global culture, a principal designs a moral purpose that establishes a school culture conducive to empowering teacher innovation and creativity, inspires student learning and engagement and cultivates community involvement and partnerships.
The 21st century principal promotes and models continual professional development, demonstrates a passion for learning and continually evaluates to effect the appropriate changes necessary to successfully prepare students for a global community.
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American Association of School Administrators (AASA) founded in 1865, it is the professional organization for over 16,500 educational leaders across North America and in many other countries.
ACHIEVE is an independent, bipartisan, non-profit education reform organization based in Washington, D.C. that helps states raise academic standards and graduation requirements, improve assessments and strengthen accountability.
American Educational Research Association (AERA) is concerned with improving the educational process by encouraging scholarly inquiry related to education and by promoting the dissemination and practical application of research results.
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) is an international, nonprofit, nonpartisan education association committed to the mission of forgoing covenants in teaching and learning for the success of all.
Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)-
National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) has grown to become the most powerful voice of Pre-K-8 principals across the United States and around the world.
National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) includes a wide variety of people interested in secondary education. Although most members are principals and assistant principals in public, private, and parochial secondary schools, many are central office administrators, professors of secondary education, teachers and department heads, or retired educators.
National Education Association (NEA)
National Middle School Association (NMSA) serves as a voice for professionals, parents, and others interested in the educational and developmental needs of young adolescents (youth 10-15 years of age). NMSA is the only national educational association exclusively devoted to improving the educational experiences of young adolescents.
National Rural Education Association (NREA)
National School Boards Association (NSBA)
Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) CoSN is the national voice for advocating access to the emerging National Information Infrastructure in schools.
Education Commission of the States (ECS) is a national nonprofit organization that helps state leaders improve education for all young people. The ECS online service offers information about what's going on throughout the country on a host of current hot issues in education, such as school-to-work policies and programs, various efforts to improve student achievement, school governance, charter schools, school finance and a number of topics related to the cost and quality of higher education
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE) is an international, educational, and professional organization dedicated to the advancement of the knowledge, theory, and quality of learning and teaching at all levels with information technology.
Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) provides leadership in educational communications and technology by linking professionals holding a common interest in the use of educational technology and its application to the learning process.
American Library Association (ALA) is the oldest, largest and most influential library association in the world. For more than a century, it has been a leader in defending intellectual freedom and promoting the highest quality library and information services.
International Reading Association (INRA) is the world’s leading organization of literacy professionals.