October is Principals Month

On September 16, Governor Cuomo issued a formal proclamation declaring that October 2016 is Principals Month.

The School Administrators Association of New York State (SAANYS), with support from the New York State Federation of School Administrators and the Council of School Supervisors and Administrators worked with the governor’s Deputy Secretary for Education, Jere Hochman, to develop the proclamation to celebrate public school principals. The content of the proclamation is intended to recognize the broad array of roles and responsibilities that are daily met by school leaders, working collaboratively with colleagues and engaging their respective school communities to ensure that every child has access to a high-quality education.

The issuance of the New York State Principals Month proclamation was done in conjunction with actions of the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) and the American Federation of School Administrators (AFSA) to have October 2016 declared National Principals Month.

The New York State Principals Month proclamation is posted on the SAANYS website. For more information, contact James Viola, director of government relations by e-mailing