Join us for this first-ever joint conference for Pre-K through grade 12 school leaders.
Come to Philadelphia next July 9–11 and turn theory into practice as you connect with great leaders across all grade levels.
Unlike any conference before it, the National Principals Conference will inspire school leaders like you to understand and value your peers’ expertise and worth.
This conference will give you an unprecedented opportunity to build transition bridges and fully prepare students for success in school and beyond to college and careers.
Save the Dates
2018 NAESP Conference
July 9–11, 2018
2018 National Principals Conference
July 11–13, 2018
Session Highlight: The State of American Education
The State of American Education
With a new president and Secretary of Education, several contentious debates continue to emerge throughout the education sector—carrying major implications for students and educators. Emerging issues include a growing school choice movement, questions about the appropriate federal role in education, a looming educator shortage crisis, and state implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act. To further examine these topics, NASSP and NAESP have assembled a panel of five key education thought leaders, each with a unique perspective on these timely debates. This panel will expose attendees to an engaging and thought-provoking discussion while also providing them with an opportunity to ask difficult questions on these controversial issues.
INCREASING PROFESSIONAL CAPACITY
Hone in on job-embedded professional development, coaching, mentoring, and building leadership pipelines.
ELEVATING STUDENT EFFICACY
Learn how to promote mental health, social-emotional learning, and youth development.
CONNECTING POSITIVE CLIMATE, CULTURE, AND COMMUNITY
Soak up knowledge on creating a trusting culture, building community support for change, and engaging in advocacy.
PERSONALIZED STUDENT LEARNING
Focus on integrating students with a variety of backgrounds and needs—setting them up for whatever awaits them after grade 12.
Learning Continues in the Exhibit Hall
The 2017 National Principals Conference the HUB (Exhibit Hall) will be like nothing you’ve seen before. In addition to connecting with companies champing at the bit to provide the best products, solutions, and technology, you will enjoy:
- Frequent networking
- Innovative learning opportunities
- Refreshments to fuel your next session or conversation
The PA Principals Association will take donations from NPC17 participants. Books should be at the K–8 level and include books in Spanish. Donations will go to Southhawk School, School District of Philadelphia. Books can also be purchased at the conference from Scholastic and donated.