Alabama Recognizes Principals

Oct 29, 2019 by User Not Found

Gov Proclamation Signing- Principals Month 2019

Alabama Recognizes Principals

Montgomery, AL, October 29, 2019 – Principals Month is being celebrated throughout Alabama during the month of October.

The Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools invites residents all over the state to join them in recognizing the essential role that principals play in school achievement and student success.

“Studies show that principal leadership is second only to strong instruction when it comes to impacting student achievement. October is a month to celebrate the hard work and dedication of principals across Alabama,” said Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools Executive Director Vic Wilson.

Parents, teachers, students, and school systems have all taken the time to honor their principals and celebrate the great work principals do every day. Principals have been showing state and local elected officials the numerous ways that good principals enhance their school communities, by hosting shadowing visits. Shadowing visits provide opportunities for policymakers and members of Congress to experience firsthand the role and responsibilities of principals and the needs of public schools.

Governor Kay Ivey signed a proclamation announcing October as Principals Month on October 24, 2019. Principal leaders and CLAS members from around the state were present to accept the proclamation.

National Principals Month is an initiative of the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), and the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP).

Visit the National Principals Month website at and search #ThankAPrincipal on social media for more information about activities taking place across the nation and easy ideas schools and communities can do to recognize their principals.

Photo: Alabama Governor’s Proclamation signing

(L-R) Andy Carpenter, Pizitz Middle School; Michael Wilson, Glen Iris Elementary; Brian Clayton, James Clemens High School; Susie Ellison, CLAS Communications Coordinator; Vic Wilson, CLAS Executive Director.

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