The National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), founded in 1921, is a professional organization serving elementary and middle school principals and other education leaders throughout the United States, Canada, and overseas.
Principals face many challenges in leading for the 21st century. Transformations in school systems and communities in the U.S. and around the world have greatly expanded the leadership role of principals.
NAESP advocates for the support principals need to be successful 21st century leaders—to achieve the highest results for children, families, and communities.
And, we support the continual development of our members—principals in many different stages of their careers—through benefits, and awards.
All of our activities are designed to help principals and learning communities achieve desired results for every child.
The Association believes that the progress and well-being of the individual child must be at the forefront of all elementary and middle-school planning and operations. Further, NAESP supports elementary and middle-level principals as the primary catalyst for creating a lasting foundation for learning, driving school and student performance, and shaping the long-term impact of school improvement efforts.
As a national organization, NAESP operates through a network of affiliated associations in every state, the District of Columbia, Canada, and overseas.