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Center for New Principals

Center for New Principals

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Welcome to the NASSP Center for New Principals! 

Whether you are new to the principal’s position or new to the school, the first few years are likely to be your most challenging. NASSP provides resources, assistance, and support to meet your needs as you improve your school.

You’ll find advice from experienced principals, quick tips to help you day to day, and publications focused on specific issues to help new principals build on and improve their knowledge and skills as learning leaders.

For regular updates and news of note, follow the CNP on Twitter and ScoopIt!  

You can also network with other new principals by joining NASSP's School Leaders Network for New Principals on EdWeb.

The resources in this center are sorted in a variety of ways, making your search on a specific topic quick and efficient: Topics of special interest for new principals, online resources for new principals, and reference materials for download.

Can’t find a specific topic of interest? Post a question on NASSP's New Principals Network on EdWeb.  Additionally, you can submit feedback about the center to NewPrincipals@nassp.org.


New! Toll Free CNP HelpLine for New Principals 
(Members Only)

For confidential conversation with a seasoned school leader about any professional issue you face as a new principal, call the Center for New Principals HelpLine and leave a message. Within one business day you will receive a response from a respected school leader ready to offer assistance and support.

This members-only service of the NASSP Center for New Principals is another reason joining NASSP makes sense for every school leader. Not a member? Join today to access this and many other members-only benefits.


Premier Partner


The newly developed NAESP Center for New Principals is a joint collaboration with the NASSP Center for New Principals. For more information please visit their website at http://www.naesp.org/center-new-principals.

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