For New Administrators

newmembAre you new to the field of school leadership? SAANYS has a number of resources to help you as you take on this very challenging and very rewarding profession. You are encouraged to review the expansive list of benefits available to you as a SAANYS member and stay current and connected with your colleagues through networking, social networking, and professional development opportunities.



How to Make the Most of Your Time as a Principal

Tips for principals on faculty meetings, parent volunteers, and more

7 Tips For New and Aspiring Building Principals

May 23, 2017 – ASCD

A Shift in Perspective on the Role of the Principal

Andy Johnsen, Principal, Valley Elementary School Poway, CA and Jill Pancoast, VP, The Breakthrough Coach

7 Tips for Principals Trying to Survive August

Principal Jen Schwanke, author of You’re the Principal! Now What? Strategies and Solutions for New School Leaders (ASCD).

NAESP’s National Panel of New Principals

NAESP’s new principal panel is the first and only national program dedicated to gathering and sharing the experiences of new principals in rural, urban and suburban schools across the country. Visit

Great School Culture: It Starts With the Principal

By Phylis Hoffman for Education Week

Manic May! Tools for Survival!

Amy Fadeji is the principal of Penngrove Elementary in CA.

Tips for First Year Principals: Eight Ways to Make Your Mark

By Carol D. Birks With Judith Richardson for NASSP

You’re A Principal, Now What?

Education Week Blog by member Peter DeWitt

SAANYS Mentor Coach Service: The Roots of Success

A new program from SAANYS and the Magellan Foundation
To support, inspire, and invigorate new and mid-career administrators.

Seniority and Tenure Rights for Part-time Employees
(Acrobat Reader required)
SAANYS News & Notes October 2013

An Open Letter to a New Principal
(Acrobat Reader required)
NAESP Principal Magazine, 2009

First Steps: Sage Advice from Administrators Who Have “Walked the Walk”
SAANYS Vanguard Magazine – Winter 2007