Association of Washington School Principals
Volume 1 – 2020-21
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in the time of
Meg McGroarty
Principal, Cascade Middle School, Auburn SD
To Lead is to Serve First
Scott Paine, MAA, CAA, CIC
Washington State Secondary Athletic Administrators Association
The New AWSP Leadership Framework 3.0
Jack Arend
Professional Development Director, AWSP
Principal Mentoring – What a Great Idea!
Kelly Sheward
Principal, Marshall Elementary, Marysville SD
Growing with Courage through Difficult Journeys, One Step at a Time
Jenny Morgan
Past President, Washington School Counselor Association and Counselor, Capital High School, Olympia SD
James Layman
Program Director, Association of Washington Student Leaders
Buckets of Grate-FULL-ness
Gina Yonts
Associate Director, AWSP
In Every Issue
Recommended Reading
Diversity: District Leaders: Cheerleaders of Equity Work
Srinivas Khedam
Assistant Principal, Lockwood Elementary, Northshore SD
Diversity: Chequity
Spenser Phelan
Assistant Principal, Skyline High School, Issaquah SD
Student Leadership: Nothing for Us Without Us
James Layman
Program Director, AWSL
Learning Centers: Cispus Forever
Greg Barker
Director, Association of Washington Student Leaders
Editor’s Desk
David Morrill
Communications Director, AWSP
From the AWSP President
Cameron Grow
2020-21 AWSP Board President, Principal, Lincoln Middle, Pullman SD
From the AWSP Executive Director
Dr. Scott Seaman
Executive Director, AWSP
Staff & Credits
Managing Editor, David Morrill • Design, Scott Hamilton Design •
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AWSP Staff Dr. Scott Seaman, Executive Director Jack Arend, Associate Director (Pro Learning Lead) Annalee Braley, Membership Services Coordinator Macy Bruhy, Professional Learning and Marketing Coordinator Caroline Brumfield, Graphic Design and Communications Specialist Xenia Doualle, Digital Content Creator Chris Espeland, Associate Director (Inclusion Project Lead) Scott Friedman, Associate Director (Spokane office) Kurt Hatch, Associate Director Kim Marquette, Operations Director Kerry Mill, Administrative Assistant and Member Support Specialist David Morrill, Communications & Technology Director Andi Mounts, Finance Director Angela Spriggs, Fiscal Coordinator Cris Sippel, Special Projects Coordinator Roz Thompson, Governmental Relations & Advocacy Director Gina Yonts, Associate Director (Walla Walla office)
Student Leadership Programs Greg Barker, WSPEF Deputy Director Joe Fenbert, Program Director James Layman, Student Programs Director Heather Muir, Administrative and Program Support
Cispus Learning Center Chase Buffington, Director
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