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Association of Washington School Principals
Washington Principal | Volume 2– 2021-22
“All Students Can Learn. We Can Teach Them. No Exceptions. No Excuses.”
Nick Davies, Ph.D.
Associate Principal, Eisenhower/Lake Shore Elementary
Leadership Lessons from a Father & Son
Mike Nelson
Assistant Executive Director, Professional Learning, WASA
Hans Nelson
Principal, Cedarcrest Middle School, Bethel SD
Left Out by Design
Janet L. Kragen
Teacher, Consultant, Advocate, and Author
Honor Roll: Rep. Alicia Rule
Investing in Our Children, One Relationship at a Time
Bonnie Mckerney
Retired Educator and AWSP Mentor
Small Schools Project
Roz Thompson
Government Relations and Advocacy Director, AWSP
Cispus Learning Center: Students Thriving and Thirsting for Experience
Chase Buffington
Director, Cispus Learning Center
Student Leadership: What I Learned at Camp
James Layman
AWSL Director
Outdoor Schools WA: One Year Review
Shelley Barker
Director, School Engagement, Outdoor Schools WA
Advocacy: Advocacy in Action
Roz Thompson
Government Relations and Advocacy 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
Brent Osborn
AWSP Board President, Principal, Lakeside High School, Nine Mile Falls School District
From the AWSP Executive Director
Dr. Scott Seaman
Executive Director, AWSP
Staff & Credits
Editor-in-Chief, David Morrill • david@awsp.org Managing Editor, Caroline Brumfield • caroline@awsp.org Writing & Editing, Jocelyn McCabe Public Relations, LLC • www.jmccabepr.com Design, Scott Hamilton Design • www.scotthamiltondesign.com
Washington Principal is the official publication of the Association of Washington School Principals (AWSP). It is published in the fall, winter and spring each school year. Advertising inquiries should be addressed to the AWSP Olympia office. All articles published become the property of AWSP and may not be reprinted without permission.
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AWSP Staff Dr. Scott Seaman, Executive Director Jack Arend, Deputy Director (Pro Learning Lead) Kamrica Ary-Turner, Associate Director (Puget Sound region) Ashley Barker, Inclusionary Practices Director Macy Bruhy, Member Engagement & State Programs Administrator Dameon Brown, Professional Learning & Mentorship Program Coordinator Caroline Brumfield, Graphic Design and Marketing Manager 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
Cispus Learning Center Chase Buffington, Director
Outdoor Schools WA Shelley Barker, Director, School Engagement
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