In October, National Principals Month Recognizes an Essential Role

Principals are hardworking, yet often least recognized, individuals in education. Principals set the academic tone for their schools, and it is their vision, dedication, and determination that provide the mobilizing force for achieving student success.

Each October, the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) and the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) ask teachers and student seek to honor principals for the role they plan in the pursuit of excellence in education.

National Principals Month is a widely recognized celebration of the principals and celebrations in schools and communities across the country acknowledge t the role local schools play

Among other activities, several high-ranking officials of he U.S. Department of Education will spend a day shadowing a principal to gain a better understanding of the work that principals do. The U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives have introduced resolutions recognizing October 2013 as National Principals Month.

The National Principals Month website offers more information, including how to upload a video in support of an individual principal.

Watch for a story on the NAfME website later this month on how principals and music teachers work together to orchestrate success!


Roz Fehr, NAfME Managing Editor for News, September 27, 2013. © National Association for Music Education