February 20, 2008- As this week marks the 92nd Annual National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) Conference to be held in San Antonio this year, I paused for a moment to reflect on where we were a year ago this week as we prepared for NASSP in Las Vegas. For those that know me, the pause was literally 2-3 seconds.
Last year at NASSP, we introduced ourselves to many new high school principals from around the country. For some it was the first contact with ConnectEdu and Connect!. This time last year we were partnered with a few hundred high schools and were present in a handful of states. Over the course of this past year, the Connect National Network™ grew to over 500,000 counselors, students, and parents in over 1,000 high schools nationwide. Our network has expanded to new regions including California, Arkansas, Florida and Kentucky and has continued to grow in regions such as Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Connecticut and New Jersey.
It is appropriate that the NASSP Conference theme this year is, “Build the Team – Lead the Charge”. Over the last year we have done just this as we continue to build “our team” of dedicated high school and college partners who have begun to lead their own “charge” as they work with us to streamline the college admissions process and fundamentally change the way student’s transition to higher education and careers in this country.
This year at NASSP, some things will have stayed the same- namely, the needs of high school principals. Principals are still in search of a cost-effective, comprehensive, user-friendly solution that will allow them to create a “going-to-college culture” amongst their parents, students, teachers and guidance staff.
For those of you attending, you can visit ConnectEdu at BOOTH #648.
NASSP 2008- San Antonio