On behalf of the VAESP Board of Directors, I promise you that we will arduously work to do the following:

   Represent Virginia Principals, Assistant Principals and Aspiring Administrator in advocating for that which is in the best interest of our members,

   children, school staff and community through our lobbying, serving on local and state committees, and initiating legislative action where needed.

   Provide you with the highest impact Professional Development possible through conferences, workshops and online access.

   Build a strong professional learning network through Twitter chats (#VAESPchat) for Virginia’s leaders.

   Celebrate Virginia’s educational leaders who proudly represent the best in our Commonwealth.

Please continue to be present in your support as active members of VAESP, while encouraging others to do the same.  Our children and communities deserve it!   We personally thank you for the opportunity to actively engage as we continue to embrace and empower our members throughout Virginia.

Yours in service,

Maritsa Alger, President

The Fun Continues!

2019 Annual Conference

June 27 - 29, 2019

Great Wolf Lodge, Williamsburg, VA​

Mark Your Calendars and Plan Your Budgets!

Registration and Reservations Open 12/1/18

Maritsa Alger, President, VAESP

Understanding and Supporting the Development


Performance Assessments for School Administrators


Conducted by Jay McTighe and Chris Gareis
Sponsored by VAESP, VASS, VASSP & DOE

                          October 17 – Holiday Inn Valley View Roanoke                              Register Here for 10/17 
                          October 18 – Williamsburg Doubletree                                            Register Here for 10/18

                          February 6 – Hotel Roanoke                                                            Register Here for 2/6
                          February 7 – Hilton Short Pump                                                       Register Here for 2/7

Full Detailed Information and Hotel Reservations Here

Dear Colleagues,

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome Virginia’s principals, assistant principals, aspiring administrators, and educational leaders to the 2018-2019 school year with the Virginia Association of Elementary School Principals!  The excitement of the new year is finally here. After a summer of relaxation, connections, and fearless reflection, I am certain that many of us have kicked off to an amazing year!

It is my distinct pleasure to serve you as the proud president of VAESP.  This year promises to be one of greater engagement and connections.  With the challenges that schools are facing regarding cuts at the federal level and safety reform, we need to come together as leaders to be a stronger collective voice for our students, families, teachers, and each other.  Our goal is to continue our shared learning and to build upon our successes in legislative action in the coming year.  For this reason we need every VAESP member, every day, making those connections that matter for education.   As a colleague recently stated, “Principals are at the crossroads of policy and practice, making us the ideal advocates for strong schools and sound educational policy.”

Virginia Association of Elementary School Principals

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Richmond, Virginia 23230

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