West Virginia Association of Elementary and Middle School Principals



Posted on January 26th, 2015 by Frank Collier

On Tuesday January 27 at 2 PM the Senate Education Committee will be discussing and possibly voting on Senate Bill 14 which is the newest Charter School Attempt in West Virginia. At the top of this home page is a list of the Senate Education Committee. It is totally possible that Charter Schools will have a shot at coming into existence. So go to the top of page and email these members and tell them we do not want nor need Charter Schools. Again, it is Senate Bill 14. The bill is listed at the top of this page. Click on it and it will appear in its entirety.

2015 National Distinguished Principal Nominations are Open

Posted on December 12th, 2014 by Frank Collier

Nominations are open for fellow principals to nominate their colleague for The National Distinguished Principal Award. The Nomination form is located at the top of this home page. The first criteria is the nominee must have been a principal for at least 5 years and a member of WVAEMSP/NAESP. The nominees will complete an application packet developed by our national affiliate, NAESP. Now’s the time. You know a colleague that is deserving of this honor.

2014 WVAEMSP Conference—A Great Success

Posted on December 12th, 2014 by Frank Collier

WVAEMSP’S Annual Conference held on November 16-18, 2014 at the Greenbrier was immensely successful. Thanks to a number of sponsors and the West Virginia Center for Professional Development partnering with WVAEMSP, Dr.Todd Whitaker, one of the nation’s leading motivational speakers and authority on Staff motivation, teacher leadership and principal effectiveness along with Dr. Frank Buck, author of best selling book “Get Organized: Time Management for School Leaders” were the featured speakers. Other sessions included “Tools and Tricks for Principals”, “Solving Challenging Dilemmas” along with “What’s new in West Virginia Education?”. The Executive Committee are working on plans for next year’s conference.


Posted on October 8th, 2014 by Frank Collier

The West Virginia Association of Elementary and Middle School Principals selected Richmond Elementary Principal Terry Sauvageot, second from left, as the 2014 National Distinguished Principal for West Virginia. She is joined by WVAEMSP President Kate Porter and Frank Collier, executive director.
Richmond Elementary School Principal Terry Sauvageot doesn’t like being in the spotlight, preferring instead to shower attention on her students and staff.
But at the end of the school year, the veteran educator happily accepted a distinguished honor at an awards ceremony because it reflects well on the South Charleston school and community she loves.
During the awards assembly, Sauvageot was named the 2014 National Distinguished Principal for West Virginia by the West Virginia Association of Elementary and Middle School Principals. WVAEMSP officials and Kanawha County Superintendent of Schools Ron Duerring, among others, presented the award to her.
Sauvageot was nominated for the award by a peer and was made aware of that via an email. A selection committee then reviewed her references from fellow teachers, community members and parents. Based on that, the WVAEMSP then made its selection.

West Virginia Board of Education Agenda Link is listed below

Posted on August 18th, 2014 by Frank Collier

The West Virginia Board of Education wants to hear from you concerning items on their agendas. The following link is to the Board’s agenda.

West Virginia Board of Education is looking closely at the following article. Look at Attachment A listed on the right side of the agenda. Be sure to look for items on 30 day comment:

West Virginia, Welcome to WVPRINCIPALS.ORG

Posted on January 30th, 2009 by Frank Collier

The executive director training at National Headquarters

Hello and welcome to WVPRINCIPALS.ORG. As executive director of the West Virginia Association of Elementary and Middle School Principals,  it is my pleasure to  introduce this new Web site. You can find out more about us, discover education-related links, find our sponsors, our officers, information regarding membership, etc. 

Readers can add comments/questions to any post on this site (notice the “Add Comments” button below). This might take some getting used to, but over time I expect we’ll find great value in such a capability.

Lastly, and most importantly, this site will now function as the primary mean of communication with members and the public. Please sign-up to receive email notifications when the site is updated by clicking here. This will ensure you remain informed regarding issues of importance to school principals across West Virginia.

I hope your school year is going well and I look forward to communicating further with you via this Web site. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or suggestions, or again, leave a comment below.