• MASSP Connects on the Hill

    NASSP Coordinator Nick Novak joins MASSP Exec Scott Pfeifer in meeting with Congressman John Sarbanes on Capitol Hill.  Sarbanes district includes Nick's school, River Hill High.  Sarbanes, a former advisor of past State Superintendent Nancy Grasmick, is a strong education supporter

  • Congressman Elijah Cummings

    NASSP Coordinator Nick Novak joins Congressman Cummings in this photo.  Novak had a chance to follow up with the Congressman in the hallway after meeting with Cumming's Education assistant earlier in the morning.

  • Bill Daggett

    Bill Daggett shares his views on Career and College Readiness with participants at the 2014 MASSP Spring Conference in Ocean City

  • MASSP holds Classroom Assessment Conference

    Richard Ottley from the School Improvement Network joins international consultant and Author Jay McTighe (Understanding by Design) at a recent MASSP conference where Jay unveiled his new Lumi-Book.

  • 2014 MASSP Ass't Principal of the Year Dyan Harrison from Gaithersburg High School celebrates her award with Principal Christine Handy-Collins.  Christine is a former Maryland Principal of the Year

  • Dr. Lillian Lowery and members of the Maryland State Board of Education celebrate National Principals Month by honoring Maryland's Principals of the Year and Assistant Principals of the Year.

  • President-Elect Dwayne Jones

    President-Elect Dwayne Jones, Principal of Laurel High School in Prince Georges County shares his vision for the future of MASSP at the annual Spring Conference Banquet

  • 2014 Middle School Principal of the Year Susan Evans

    Sue Evans, principal of Ridgely Middle School in Baltimore County (center) receives her banner from MASSP President Melissa Shindel and State Coordinator Christine Handy
  • Lt. Governor Anthony Brown joins MASSP past-president Melissa Shindel and MASSP Executive Director Scott Pfeifer at the Teacher of the Year Gala

  • NASSP Board Member Christine Handy-Collins

    Christine Handy-Collins, Principal of Gaithersburg High School in Montgomery County now serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Secondary School Principals.

  • 2014 High School Principal of the Year Larissa Santos 

    High School Principal of the Year Larissa Santos (center) from Edgewood High School in Harford County receives her banner from MASSP President Melissa Shindel and State Coordinator Christine Handy

  • President Jim Moore Presents Plaque to Past President Melissa Shindel 

    Incoming MASSP president Jim Moore from Washington County Technical High School presents the president's plaque to outgoing president Melissa Shindel from Clarksville Middle School in Howard County


Welcome to Maryland Association for Secondary School Principals' new website.  

MASSP is a proud affiliate of the National Association of Secondary School Principals and we join with them in serving the professional development and advocacy needs of our members.  Education reform is constant, and one way for school administrators to keep pace with this shifting landscape is through the networking that our professional associations provide.  MASSP and NASSP will partner at the state and national level to ensure that our members are provided the tools to do their job effectively.  Check out all NASSP member benefits on the web.

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Membership Benefits

  • Legislation monitoring (Md. House and Senate) and advocacy for federal and Maryland legislative activity
  • Representation for principals at all important stakeholder meetings regarding education policy including all meetings of the Maryland State Board of Education
  • Legal reimbursement and liability insurance
  • Affordable, high quality conferences on hot topics, plus our signature Spring Conference and AP Conference
  • Sponsorship of Principal of the Year and Assistant Principal of the Year Program
  • Professional development scholarship awards for Assistant Principals
  • Regular communication through newsletters and email alerts.


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Upcoming Meetings/Events

Nov 13

What drives our school leadership? Graduating students Equipped for the 21st century or External Compliance?

Focus on Strategies to Lead for College and Career Readiness while being Compliant

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