A Message from our President:
Get Your Shine On
Robert Louis Stevenson, author of Treasure Island and the Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, was a sickly child. He spent much of his time as a young person confined to his bedroom. One night his nurse came to check on him and found him looking out his window. She asked Robert what he was doing. Robert had been watching a man lighting the street lights so he replied, “I’m watching a man cutting holes in the darkness.” That is what we do as educational leaders every day. We cut holes in the darkness for Georgia students. Now more than ever as school leaders we have to shine. The Georgia Association of Elementary School Principals is here to help you as the popular song says “Get Your Shine On.” GAESP has been a great blessing to me over the years. From my days as a young AP to my time as a principal coming from a high school background, I have gotten invaluable support through GAESP. Whether it was help with scheduling, encouragement dealing with a tough issue, or just the joy that comes from good fellowship with fellow school leaders, GAESP is a blessing. Let me encourage you to make GAESP a part of your professional life. If you are already a member, thank you, if you are not yet a member, please join us. You will be able to network, grow as a leader, learn from others, and build your capacity to shine. How can GAESP help you? Here are five reasons why GAESP is right for every elementary school leader:
G. – Great Support
A. – Amazing Opportunities
E. – Excellent Leadership
S. – Super Fellowship
P. – Professional Impact
Benjamin Franklin’s words about the importance of sticking together bear repeating here, During the Revolutionary War, Franklin told his fellow patriots, “If we don’t hang together, we shall surely hang separately.” As school leaders we need to hang together. In so doing, we can multiply our strengths and divide our weaknesses through our professional organization. Make an investment in yourself and your school by joining GAESP. Get your shine on…
Jason Miller, Ed. D.
President – GAESP
Jason is principal of Twin Oaks Elementary School in Leesburg. He has been a associated with GAESP for more than ten years. You can reach him by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Georgia Achieves Excellence through Successful Principals
GAESP’s mission is to equip leaders with research based practices that advance student learning. Our organization will provide opportunities for networking, professional learning, and legislative advocacy.
- All children can and will learn.
- Elementary Schools provide the foundation for future education.
- The principal is the instructional leader.
- High expectations are essential.
- Education is a collaborative effort involving schools, families, and community.
- Communication is the key to success