By Lana Hiskey, Public Information Officer

Let's hear it for principals! The U.S. Senate passed S. Res 607, a resolution drafted by NAESP and the National Association of Secondary School Principals to designate October 2010 as National Principals Month. SenatorByron Dorgan, D-North Dakota, introduced the resolution, which honors elementary, middle, and high school principals for their passion and dedication to students across the country. The U.S. House of Representatives may consider a similar resolution, H. Res. 1652, introduced by Rep. Susan Davis, D-California. These two resolutions represent the full support by both chambers of Congress for the need to honor all principals and recognize the importance of school leadership during October 2010.

Dwight Liddiard, principal of East Meadows, is on National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) board and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) board. He said, "I am proud to serve on the NAESP Board and am excited that congress would pass a resolution recognizing the efforts of our nation’s principals. I think that in Nebo School district, we are lucky to have some of the finest principals in the nation."

The resolutions encourage U.S. residents to observe National Principals Month with appropriate ceremonies and activities that promote awareness of school leadership in ensuring that every child has access to a high-quality education.