Association of Washington School Principals
Volume 2 – 2020-21
What My Toddlers
Have Taught Me
About High School
Nick Davies
Associate Principal/Athletic Director, Vancouver PS
Let’s Prep for the Best
Nancy Carroll
Assistant Principal, West Seattle High School, Seattle PS
Healthy Staff, Healthy Schools, Successful Students
Jill Patnode
Thriving Schools Program Manager, Kaiser Permanente of Washington
Leadership in Inclusion
Shelley Moore
Inclusive Education Consultant, Five Moore Minutes
Permission to Fail
Rory Oster
Athletic Director, Camas SD
The Role of the Principal as Instructional Leader
Camille Jones
Admin Intern, Pioneer Elementary, Quincy SD
Public Schools Post-Pandemic: Making the Case for Tier II Small Groups
Heather McClelland
Behavior Intervention/PBIS Teacher, Hough Elementary, Vancouver PSD
Open Sourcing to Support Students
David Cooke (and others)
Principal, Jemtegaard Middle School, Washougal SD
AWSP’s Elementary Principal of the Year
Mandi Rehn
Principal, Opportunity Elementary, Central Valley SD
AWSP’s Secondary Principal of the Year
David Cooke
Principal, Jemtegaard Middle School,
Washougal SD
AWSP’s Assistant Principal of the Year
Jobie Flint
Assistant Principal, Cedar Heights Middle School, South Kitsap SD
Lessons from Ted Lasso
Jack Arend
Associate Director, AWSP
Member Support: SEL Isn’t Just for Students
Gina Yonts
Associate Director, AWSP
Diversity: Promoting Equity in Partnership with the National Math and Science Initiative
Jennifer Vasilez
Principal, Chief Leschi Schools, AWSP Diversity and Equity Advisory Council, Former Assistant Principal at Bethel High School
Student Leadership: Opportunity and Access
James Layman
Director of Student Programs, Association of Washington Student Leaders
Learning Centers: Finding Time for Leisure
Chase Buffington
Director, Cispus Learning Center
In Every Issue
Recommended Reading
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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