Announcing This Year’s Thought Leaders

Gain insight from the unique knowledge and experiences that National Principals Conference™ thought leaders share. Learn how to be creative, take courageous action, maintain an entrepreneurial mindset, and get re-energized for the next school year!

Adolph Brown
President and CEO, The Business & Education Leadership Authority
I Am Because of You

Adolph Brown overcame an upbringing of extreme poverty and violence to become the first in his family to graduate high school; one of the youngest fully tenured university professors in the U.S.; and founder, CEO, and president of The Business & Education Leadership Authority. Known as “the world’s greatest edu-tainer,” Dr. Brown is also the author of several books, including REAL TALK and Championship Habits. He blends humor with truism and research to challenge audiences to live and work more positively.

Scott Barry Kaufman
Professor, University of Pennsylvania
Cultivating Grit From Within

Scott Kaufman is a groundbreaking psychologist and professor at the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) investigating how we measure human potential, grit, achievement, and creativity. Angela Duckworth, author of Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, has referred to him as “a force of nature.” This four-year scientific director of the Imagination Institute at UPenn, and the author of Wired to Create and Ungifted, helps all kinds of minds lead creative, fulfilling, and meaningful lives.

Also this year, attend a panel of practicing principals:

Dwight Carter
Principal, New Albany High School, New Albany, OH
2013 NASSP Digital Principal of the Year
Carrie Jackson
Principal, Timberview Middle School, Fort Worth, TX
2013 NASSP Digital Principal of the Year
Bill Ziegler
Principal, Pottsgrove High School in Pottstown, PA
2015 NASSP Digital Principal of the Year