West Virginia Association of Elementary and Middle School Principals


Fall 2016 Conference Announced

Posted on February 20th, 2016 by admin

Save the Date!! The 2016 West Virginia Association of Elementary and Middle School Principals is announcing the annual Leaders for West Virginia Conference November 13-15.   This year’s conference theme and setting will be announced in the weeks to come.  Please plan to attend, all administrators and aspiring admins are welcome.

“The 2015 conference was about transitioning our organization to become a leading and learning association, ” said WVAEMSP President Sara Stankus.  “We had a great time working and interacting with educational leaders throughout the state.  In 2016, our outreach will include helping principals learn successful methods of school and personal enrichment, as well as advocacy for students and staff in the community and the state.”

In 2016, the WVAEMSP hosted Greenbrier Resort owner Jim Justice,   NAESP President Robyn Hansen, several national speakers and educational vendors.  At our awards banquet, we recognized elementary, middle and high school principals for  their achievements. We look forward to seeing you at the 2016 conference.

We would like to hear from you and your ideas about this year’s conference.  Contact Executive Director Mickey Blackwell at mblackwell1@wvstateu.edu with your ideas.  Watch this site for more details!

WVAEMSP/NAESP Membership Enrollment Form

Posted on January 15th, 2016 by admin

Please go to the reference to the enrollment form and click on the second notation and the enrollment form will appear. Download, print, and complete  the directions at the bottom of the form.   This form is corrected to reflect the current address and zip code: 25364.

WVAEMSP Partners with WVCPD to Present Safe School Summits

Posted on November 20th, 2015 by admin

The West Virginia Center for Professional Development and the WVAEMSP have agreed to partner in conducting the 2015-16 Safe Schools Summit Series.  State Executive Director Mickey Blackwell attended the WVCPD’s Fall Summit in Flatwoods, WV in October and the Summer Summit in Charleston featuring Frank DeAngelis, former principal of Columbine High School.

West Virginia 2015 National Distinguished Principal

Posted on November 17th, 2015 by admin
Elizabeth Moore, Principal of Pinch Elementary School receives the 2015 NDP appointment

Elizabeth Moore, Principal of Pinch Elementary School receives the 2015 NDP appointment

In conjunction with National Principals Month, the National Association of Elementary Principals recognized Pinch Elementary School Principal Betty Moore during their National Distinguished Principal Program in Washington, D.C.  Ms. Moore was honored at a reception at the US State Department and recognized at a banquet at the Capitol Hilton.  As the West Virginia Distinguished Principal (NDP), she received both a plaque and the symbolic school bell the organization gives to all Distinguished Principals.

She had been recognized locally on the morning of May 14, when officers of West Virginia Association of Elementary/Middle School Principals and administrators of Kanawha County Schools participated in the surprise announcement that she was appointed by the Executive Committee of WVAEMSP as West Virginia 2015 National Distinguished Principal.

Ms. Moore also received recognition at the November WVAEMSP Conference at the Greenbrier Resort where she was honored for her contributions to her state and school.

Applications for the 2016 Distinguished Principal will be posted to this site in December.

WVAEMSP By-Laws Posted

Posted on May 11th, 2015 by admin

The draft of WVAEMSP by-laws are posted as a page at the top of this home page. Simply click on the page and double click on the red notation that appears. It is a large file so it may take a few seconds to appear.  If you have any by-law suggestions,  please feel free to send the changes to Executive Director Mickey Blackwell at mblackwell1@wvstateu.edu or President Sara Stankus at sstankus@k12.wv.us .

West Virginia Board of Education Agenda

Posted on August 18th, 2014 by admin

The following is a link to West Virginia Board of Education’s agenda for their regular monthly meeting: