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Association of Washington School Principals
Washington Principal | Volume 3 – 2021-22
My Disability Roadmap
Dan and Samuel Habib
Co-Directors, “My Disability Roadmap”
Meet our 2022 Principals and Assistant Principals of the Year
Brad Wilson: Washington State Principal of the Year
Megan Mauro: Washington State Assistant Principal of the Year
Kristin Dickert: Washington State NAESP National Outstanding Assistant Principal
Alex Haas: Washington State NAESP National Distinguished Principal
Summer Conference Keynote Preview
Bringing Earthquake Early Warning into Washington Schools
Gabriel Lotto, PhD.
ShakeAlert Engagement Facilitator, Pacific Northwest Seismic Network, University of Washington
Let's Talk about YOUR Wellbeing
Jill Patnode
Senior Community Health Manager, Kaiser Permanente Washington
How Educators Can Have Courageous Conversations through Books
Michael Haggen
Senior Vice President, General Manager, Scholastic Literacy Pro® & Collections, Scholastic Education Solution
Why Balance the 180-Day School Calendar?
Phyllis Bunker Frank
Balanced Calendar Steering Committee Member
Outdoor Learning: Mapping Our Future
Shelley Barker
Director, School Engagement, Outdoor Schools WA
Student Leadership: Bite, Snack, Meal, Crockpot
James Layman
AWSL Director
Advocacy: Advocacy is Education
Roz Thompson
Government Relations and Advocacy Director, AWSP
Mentor Program Gets an Update
Gina Yonts
Associate Director, AWSP
AWSP’s Equity Centered Leadership Network (ECLN) Brings School Leaders Together for Equity
Jack Arend
Associate Director, AWSP
In Every Issue
Recommended Reading
AWSP Pro Learning Overview
Best of the AWSP Blog
Humor Me!
Partners & Sponsors
From the Editor
David Morrill
Communications & Technology Director, AWSP
From the AWSP President
Chris Visserman
2021-22 AWSP Board President, Principal, Hawk Elementary at Jackson Park, Central Kitsap SD
From the AWSP Executive Director
Dr. Scott Seaman
Executive Director, AWSP
Staff & Credits
Editor-in-Chief, David Morrill • Managing Editor, Caroline Brumfield • Writing & Editing, McCabe Public Relations, LLC • Design, Scott Hamilton Design •
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AWSP Staff Dr. Scott Seaman, Executive Director Jack Arend, Associate Director (Pro Learning Lead) Kamrica Ary-Turner, Associate Director (Puget Sound region) Macy Bruhy, Member Engagement & State Programs Administrator Dameon Brown, Professional Learning & Mentorship Program Coordinator Caroline Brumfield, Graphic Design and Marketing Manager Dr. Chris Espeland, Associate Director (Inclusion Project Lead) Scott Friedman, Associate Director (Spokane region) Kim Marquette, Operations Director David Morrill, Communications & Technology Director Andi Mounts, Finance Director Angela Spriggs, Fiscal Coordinator Roz Thompson, Governmental Relations & Advocacy Director Julie Woods, Member Services Specialist
Gina Yonts, Associate Director (Walla Walla region)
Association of Washington Student Leaders James Layman, AWSL Director Layla Jasper, AWSL Student Learning Director
Cispus Learning Center Chase Buffington, Director
Outdoor Schools WA Shelley Barker, Director of Curriculum and Professional Development
AWSP’s Washington School Principals’ Education Foundation (WSPEF) Greg Barker, WSPEF Managing Director Grade-Level Leadership Committees Elementary Middle Level High School National Affiliates National Association of Elementary School Principals National Association of Secondary School Principals