15 Tips for the New Principal

My most read blog post is an attempt to provide advice to new principals. Originally written 10 years ago on my blog Principal Reflections, the advice below (with some light editing) still works: This is the season of new beginnings. Administrators search for novel ways to inspire their staff and balance exciting initiatives and necessary mandates into a vision that … Read More

Why Surveys Are a Key School Leadership Tool

Principals, how effective was your back-to-school preservice this year? Did teachers gain knowledge and learn new skills? Sure, everyone enjoyed the donuts in the teachers’ lounge, but how did people feel about the professional development sessions that were offered? Were they effective? Did they meet teachers’ needs?   The past couple of years have been especially tough for educators, and … Read More

Lucy Canotas Appointed NHASCD President-Elect

New Hampshire ASCD is pleased to announce Lucy Canotas has been appointed the NHASCD President-Elect effective July 2022.  Ms. Canotas has been the NHASCD Secretary since June 2020 and is currently the Director of Elementary Education in the Timberlane Regional School District.

New Board Member Announced

NHASCD is pleased to announce the appointment of Kristen Moreland to the NHASCD Board of Directors.  Kristen is presently the Director of Teaching and Learning in the Littleton School District.  She is an experienced educational leader with over twenty years of experience, both international and domestic.  She has been trained in instructional design and planning, data-driven practices, Cognitive Coaching, and … Read More

Podcast Update

Several new episodes have been added to our podcast.  Here are a few! Building Resiliency Through SEL with Katie Pagnotta Compassionate Coaching: Navigating Barriers to Professional Growth with authors Kathy Perret and Kenny McKee. Hacking Learning Centers with authors Starr Sackstein & Karen Terwilliger Principal Labs:  Strengthening Instructional Leadership Through Shared Learning with authors Samantha Keesling, Megan Kortlandt, and Carly … Read More

NHASCD Announces New Board Members

NHASCD is pleased to announce the selection of four new board members who will each help support our work to act as a catalyst for conversation to inspire excellence in teaching, learning, and leading. The four new members bring diverse experiences and expertise to our work and the mission of NHASCD. We welcome Dr. Lois Costa, Superintendent of Schools, SAU … Read More

2021 Outstanding Leadership Award Announced

NHASCD is pleased to announce that Dr. Cara Procek has been selected to receive its 2021 Outstanding Educational Leader Award. Procek has been an educator for 30 years. Her career has spanned many grades and subjects including positions at the elementary level, middle school language arts reading specialist, high school English, adult education, curriculum administration, and college teaching. Cara currently … Read More

Beat Teacher Burnout! Exciting New Resource

Beat Teacher Burnout Institute  –  Are you starting to feel burned out—exhausted and ragged? Have you felt your passion, purpose, and energy for teaching fading? Are you struggling with managing stress? Do administrators keep telling you to “take care of yourself” without offering resources to help you do so? You know that your students need you at your best, but … Read More

NHASCD Spotlight: A Podcast

NHASCD is excited to announce the launch of our new podcast, NHASCD Spotlight.  This series will feature conversations on educational topics with educators from NH, as well as other ASCD State Affiliates, authors, and many more.  You can listen to us on Breaker Google Podcasts Overcast PocketCasts RadioPublic Spotify Resources area of this website Remember to subscribe so you don’t … Read More

Are You An Emerging Leader? Do You Know Someone Who Is?

Dana Foulds, NHASCD Board Member and Class of 2016 ASCD Emerging Leaders, calls on NH Educators to be part of the Emerging Leaders Program. The window for applying for the 2020 Class of ASCD Emerging Leaders has passed, but the ASCD selection committee will be screening applicants for the Class of 2021 in April.  The new class will be announced … Read More