About the Panel


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.




  • Who Qualifies: Elementary and middle-level principals in their first or second year as a principal (Note: Refers to the number of years in the principalship, not the number of years at a specific school).
  • What Panelists Do: Panelists participate in four to six online surveys each year on a relevant topic. Each survey takes less than 10 minutes to complete.
  • What Panelists Get: The popular New Principal Connection brief which summarizes each survey’s results and highlights early career principals’ best ideas; opportunities to participate in special webinars throughout the year; a personalized National Panelist certificate.

Participating in the panel is completely free, requires a very small time commitment and provides you with valuable benefits!

Enroll in the panel today. 


The panel is in the news! Check out EdWeek’s recent article here!


The National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), is the only national association dedicated to serving elementary and middle level principals and leaders. With nearly 20,000 professional members, our sole purpose is to help principals, their
teachers and their school succeed.


NAESP advocates for the support principals need to be successful 21st century leaders who can achieve the highest results for children, families, and communities. We save you time, connect you with your colleagues and bring you the “best of the best” resources and professional development opportunities along with a full list of valuable member benefits – like professional liability insurance, and full-time advocates who advance the interests of all principals on Capitol Hill, in the White House and Department of Education, on issues ranging from teachers and principal evaluations to Common Core implementation.


The National Panel of New Principals is an NAESP signature program.  Learn more about becoming an NAESP member.