About Us

Welcome to the Maryland Association of School Principals' (MASSP) website.  

MASSP is a proud affiliate of the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), and we join with them in serving the professional development and advocacy needs of our members.  Education reform is constant, and membership in professional associations is one way for school administrators to keep pace with the shifting landscape.  MASSP and NASSP partner at the state and national levels to ensure that members are provided with resources and tools to meet the ever-changing demands of the principalship.

MASSP advocates for Maryland's administrators in Annapolis through letter writing, testimony, and meetings so that emerging bills include the voice of principals, assistant principals and other school-based leaders.  The Executive Director of MASSP has requested a meeting with the Governor and some Maryland legislators to ensure that administrators' voices are heard and considered as new legislation is considered.

MASSP also keeps members connected with initiatives from the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) and collaborates closely with MSDE personnel to ensure that administrators are both included in and informed about state education policy.  MASSP members continue to serve on committees at both the state and national levels.

Throughout the year, MASSP provides several high quality professional development opportunities for members and non-members.  At the heart of effective professional development for administrators is the opportunity to network with colleagues.  Indeed, though the voices of experts are important, the voices of colleagues who walk in the same shoes each and every day represent powerful tools for effective school reform.

Supporting MASSP, our Full Partners and Associate Partners offer resources, tools, and services that empower school administrators.

MASSP Full Partners include:

American College of Education (ACE), Equitable/AXA, Balfour, Betterlessons, Character Strong, College Board, Get More Math, Jostens, Lifetouch, and the Maryland Association of Elementary School Principals (MAESP).