March 2020

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Alabama Student Council Conference Cancelled

As a precautionary measure, the Alabama Student Council Association (an affiliate of AASSP) has decided to cancel its annual spring conference. The greatest factor in this decision is the safety and well-being of our students, advisors, and chaperones in the wake of the rapidly changing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. For schools who have already paid their registration fees, ASCA will be issuing full refunds. Advisors should contact Hotel Capstone at (205) 343-1106 to ensure room reservations have been cancelled.

Scholarship applications will continue to be accepted from member schools only. The deadline is April 15, 2020. Please mail applications to ASCA, PO Box 428, Montgomery, AL 36101-0428.

ASCA is also still accepting pledge commitments for their annual service project, the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Please use the link below to make a pledge on behalf of your school, student council, or SGA.

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David Sikes Named AASSP Vice President-Elect

Mr. David Sikes, principal of Pike Road High School in the Pike Road City School System has been selected to serve as Vice President-Elect for the Alabama Association of Secondary School Principals (AASSP). Sikes will also represent AASSP on the Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools (CLAS) Board of Directors.

Sikes is a native of Montgomery. He earned an undergraduate degree from Samford University, two master’s degrees from Jacksonville State University, and an educational specialist degree from Auburn University Montgomery. His educational career spans 34 years with the past 18 years spent as a principal at the middle and high school levels.

“We are excited to welcome David Sikes to AASSP and CLAS Board of Directors,” said CLAS and AASSP Executive Director Vic Wilson, Ed.D. “His leadership qualities are evident as he was selected to serve as vice president-elect of the AASSP affiliate. Servant leadership is vital to the success of our association and we sincerely appreciate David’s willingness to serve Alabama’s premier school leadership organization as a representative of AASSP on this prestigious board.”

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AASSP Principals of the Year

Adam Clemons - Alabama's High School Principal of the Year

Dr. Adam Clemons, principal of Piedmont High School in the Piedmont City School System, has been named 2020 Alabama Principal of the Year by the Alabama Association of Secondary School Principals (AASSP). Clemons will represent the state of Alabama in a national judging of school leaders in the National Principal of the Year Program sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). Read More.

Tony Sanders - Middle School Principal of the Year

Anthony Sanders, principal of Greensboro Middle School in the Hale County School System, has been named 2020 Alabama Middle School Principal of the Year by the Alabama Association of Secondary School Principals (AASSP). Read More.

AASSP District High School Principals of the Year

AASSP District Middle School Principals of the Year

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Jennifer West Named AASSP Assistant Principal of the Year

Jennifer West, assistant principal at Buckhorn High School in the Madison County School System has been named the Alabama Assistant Principal of the Year by the Alabama Association of Secondary School Principals (AASSP). As the Alabama state winner, West is eligible to be selected as the 2020 National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) National Assistant Principal of the Year.

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Upcoming Events

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CLAS Convention

Sunday, June 14th, 1pm to Wednesday, June 17th, 10am

201 Tallapoosa Street

Montgomery, AL

Join colleagues across Alabama at the 49th annual Summer Convention. This extraordinary three-day event features content to inspire and guide leaders in their quest to improve school and district performance. Expand your professional growth with strategies to take your career, school and students to the next level. You will not want to miss Alabama’s largest professional learning gathering for school and district administrators.
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NASSP National Conference

Tuesday, July 7th, 7am to Thursday, July 9th, 1pm

201 Waterfront Street

Fort Washington, MD

The National Principals Conference is where you can pause and make your professional growth a priority. You will be able to reflect on the past year, focus on your growth, build your professional community, and discover solutions so that you can provide the best possible leadership for those who need it most—your staff and students. Start the upcoming school year energized!

Register Online Now!

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W. H. Kimbrough Scholarship

The Alabama Association of Secondary School Principals (AASSP) recognizes the need to prepare qualified persons to fill the future needs for secondary school administration. To assist in fulfilling this need, AASSP will offer two scholarships annually in the amount of $500 each. The purpose of the scholarships is to assist qualified individuals who wish to pursue a degree or certification in the area of secondary school administration. To qualify, an individual must be working on initial certification in the specified field.

Application deadline is May 15, 2020