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BOARD OF DIREC TORS
PRESIDENT

Kimbrelle Barbosa Lewis
PR E S I D EN T- EL E C T

Paul Wenger
VICE PRESIDENT

Dave Steckler

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From the Editor

6	

First Bell

10	

Social-Emotional Learning
Meets Equity
Kaylen Tucker, Ph.D.

Pandemic closures affect
academic growth less than
expected; half of students
went all-remote in 2020; text
messaging effective against
absenteeism; and more

NAESP and aligned resources
that advocate for, strengthen,
and support principals

" A " Is for Adaptive
Ready for anything, the assistant
principal is continuously
learning and managing change

38	 Women in Leadership
Taking Equity Beyond
Gender
Use design thinking to
create policies, practices,
and programs that welcome
diverse women

42	 Show & Tell

Cents and Sensibility
Alabama principal encourages
inspiration, one penny at a time

44	 Transitions

Moving Through the Middle
Supporting successful
transitions into and out of the
middle grades

*

Distress Signals
Teachers are more anxious,
fearful, and worried during
the pandemic, and it's up
to principals to help them
maintain mental wellness

48	 Exploring Equity

Taking the First Steps
Embracing practices that
advance equity will take multiple
resources and an extended
effort from school leadership

Bulletin Board

34	 APs Rising

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46	 The SEL Spot

M A Y / J U N E 2 0 2 1 * N A E S P. O R G

49	 NAESP Partner &
Advertiser Index

50	 Discovery Zone

Full Speed Ahead
The pandemic offers schools
an opportunity to navigate
toward an innovative, equitable
educational experience

52	

Legal Lessons
Vouching for Public Education
The flurry of activity stemming
from a recent Supreme Court
decision makes it clear that
your voice on the issues needs
to be heard

54	 From the Field

Member strategies for meeting
today's educational challenges

56	 Exit Pass

We Stand Together
L. Earl Franks, Ed.D., CAE,
and Ronn Nozoe

DIREC TORS

John Quinn, Zone 1
Thomas Payton, Zone 2
April Knight, Zone 3
Ann-Marie Gleason, Ed.D., Zone 4
David Naylor, Zone 5
James Edmond Jr., Ph.D., Zone 6
Timothy Kosters, Zone 7
Victorius Eugenio, Zone 8
Keith Conley, Zone 9
Kevin Armstrong, Ed.D.,
Director at Large, Middle
Liza Caraballo-Suarez, Ed.D.,
Director at Large, Minority
L. Earl Franks, Ed.D., CAE, Ex Officio
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