New Administrators


Are you new to the field of school leadership? SAANYS has a number of resources to help you as you take on this very challenging and very rewarding profession. You are encouraged to review the expansive list of benefits available to you as a SAANYS member and stay current and connected with your colleagues through networking, social networking, and professional development opportunities.


The SAANYS Mentor Coaching Service

Now more than ever, it is essential that our school leaders be provided with high-quality support as they as they help build a brighter future for New York’s students. The SAANYS Mentor Coaching Service is designed to fill a current gap in school leadership development – the opportunity to grow professionally from a true mentor coaching relationship.

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What This Principal Learned the First Year on the Job

Top Tips for New Assistant Principals From Those Who’ve Been There

NAESP’s National Panel of New Principals

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. Visit

Lessons In Leadership: How a first-year principal navigated pandemic disruption

How to Make the Most of Your Time as a Principal

Tips for principals on faculty meetings, parent volunteers, and more

By William Sterrett

7 Tips For New and Aspiring Building Principals


A Shift in Perspective on the Role of the Principal

Andy Johnsen, Principal, Valley Elementary School Poway, CA and Jill Pancoast, VP, The Breakthrough Coach

7 Tips for Principals Trying to Survive August

Principal Jen Schwanke, author of You’re the Principal! Now What? Strategies and Solutions for New School Leaders (ASCD).

Great School Culture: It Starts With the Principal

By Phylis Hoffman for Education Week

Manic May! Tools for Survival!

Amy Fadeji is the principal of Penngrove Elementary in CA.

Tips for First Year Principals: Eight Ways to Make Your Mark

By Carol D. Birks With Judith Richardson for NASSP

You’re A Principal, Now What?

Education Week Blog by member Peter DeWitt