A Matter of Principals

Because School Leadership Matters

About the show

A Matter of Principals is the podcast from AWSP, the Association of Washington School Principals. We exist to support principals and the principalship in the education of all students. We believe strong leaders create strong schools and strong students. Join us.

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Episodes

  • Episode 21: AWSP TV - Ep. 15 - Angela Kelly Robeck

    November 5th, 2019  |  21 mins 58 secs
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  • Episode 20: AWSP TV - Ep. 14 - Kaiser Permanente

    October 15th, 2019  |  18 mins 29 secs
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    Our Roz Thompson sits down with Jill Patnode, Thriving Schools Program Manager for Kaiser Permanente of Washington, to talk about all the programs and resources KP provides to support schools and the people in them.

  • Episode 19: AWSP TV - Ep. 13 - Rep. Laurie Dolan

    September 24th, 2019  |  19 mins 50 secs
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    AWSP is thrilled to announce that the 2019 Torch of Leadership Award is given to Representative Laurie Dolan (D-Olympia). Prior to becoming a state representative, Rep. Dolan worked for 30 years as a teacher and school director advocating for the needs of children and schools. She has also worked with former Governor Gregoire as her policy director and now serves as Vice Chair on the House Education Committee as well as on the Appropriations and State Government & Tribal Relations Committees.

  • AWSP TV - Ep. 12 - Core Plus Aerospace

    September 2nd, 2019  |  28 mins 34 secs
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  • AWSP TV - Ep. 11 - Discipline Systems

    September 1st, 2019  |  40 mins 16 secs
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  • AWSP TV - Ep. 10 - Kids at Hope

    August 7th, 2019  |  54 mins 21 secs
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  • AWSP TV - Ep. 9 - Linda Drake

    June 18th, 2019  |  15 mins 2 secs
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    Immediately after we recorded with OSPI's Dr. Michaela Miller, Linda Drake from the State Board of Education stepped into the hot seat. She's their Director of Career and College Readiness Initiatives. Watch her talk to Scott Friedman about the role the State Board of Education plays, learn about their rulemaking process for graduation pathways in HB 1599, and find out how you can help shape those rules with your feedback to the Board.

  • Episode 14: AWSP TV - Ep. 8 - Dr. Michaela Miller

    June 18th, 2019  |  1 hr 9 secs
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    OSPI's Deputy Superintendent Dr. Michaela Miller came by our studio for the second time to talk about HB 1599, which transforms the assessment expectations for graduation and how students can approach fulfilling requirements for earning a diploma. She joined our Scott Friedman for an in-depth conversation about some of the changes the new legislation brings, some of the new pathways brought about, and what principals should be doing now.

  • Episode 5: MPLN - Educating the Whole Child

    May 16th, 2019  |  26 mins 21 secs
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    A group of principals from our Mastering Principal Leadership Network talk about how they focus on educating the whole child.

  • AWSP TV - Ep. 7 - Sue Anderson

    April 30th, 2019  |  49 mins 56 secs
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    In our seventh episode of AWSP TV, OSPI's Sue Anderson (Director of Educator Effectiveness) talks to our Ron Sisson about putting the G (growth) in TPEP, as well as a few more topics around evaluation, coaching, mentoring, and induction.

  • AWSP TV - Ep. 6 - Chris Reykdal & Michaela Miller

    April 22nd, 2019  |  55 mins 49 secs
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    Join us as we welcome Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal and his Deputy Superintendent Michaela Miller to our set. It's our first ever live-streamed show. Get your questions ready!

  • AWSP TV - Ep. 5 - Scholastic Experts on Literacy

    January 15th, 2019  |  46 mins 16 secs
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    Dr. Karen Burke and Pam Allyn, both from Scholastic, drop by our studio to talk about K-12 literacy and what principals can do to promote schoolwide literacy efforts. Lots of great advice and takeaways in this episode.