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National Association of Elementary School Principals
Founded in 1921 by a group of principals who sought to promote their profession and to provide a national forum for their ideas, the 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. Since its beginning, NAESP has been dedicated to ensuring that all children get the best education possible. The association serves the professional interest of elementary and middle school principals and promotes the highest professional standards. Today, NAESP provides a peer network of more than 30,000 principals worldwide. The mission of NAESP is to lead in the advocacy and support for elementary and middle-level principals and other education leaders in their commitment to all children. To complete the mission of NAESP, the association has developed several key services and programs for its members. The professional development arm of NAESP is the ...