Association of Washington School Principals
Volume 3 – 2020-21
Jack Simonson, Principal
Kingston High, North Kitsap SD
Where to Start with Leading School Equity
Shaun Campbell
Associate Principal, Evergreen PS
It’s Like Family: Breakfast After the Bell
Alicia Lawver
Strategic Planning & Policy Manager, Tacoma Public Schools
Go Be Amazing
Angela Purdy
Principal, Valley View Elementary, Toppenish SD
Be. Bold.
Kathryn Page
Continuous Improvement Coordinator, Toppenish SD
Making School Fun Again
Kim Casey
Principal, Grandview High, Grandview SD
Final Legislative Update for 2021
Roz Thompson
Government Relations and Advocacy Director, AWSP
Student Leadership: Discover. Design. Disrupt.
James Layman
Director of Student Programs, Association of Washington Student Leaders
Learning Centers: Zoom Boom to Zoom Bust
Chase Buffington
Director, Cispus Learning Center
All Kids Deserve a Week in the Woods
Greg Barker
WSPEF Director
In Every Issue
Recommended Reading
Best of the AWSP Blog
Humor Me!
Partners & Sponsors
Editor’s Desk
David Morrill
Communications Director, AWSP
From the AWSP President
Paul Marquardt
2021-22 AWSP Board President, Principal, Shining Mountain Elementary, Bethel 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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Association of Washington Student Leaders James Layman, AWSL Director Heather Muir, AWSL Office Manager, and Member Support Layla Jasper, AWSL Student Learning Director
Cispus Learning Center Chase Buffington, Director
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