NASSP Principal Recovery Network Releases Guide to Recovery

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NASSP Principal Recovery Network Releases Guide to Recovery

Founded in April 2019, the NASSP Principal Recovery Network (PRN) is a national network of current and former school leaders who have experienced gun violence tragedies in their buildings. Together, the PRN seeks to assist principals in the immediate aftermath of a crisis and well beyond. PRN members reach out directly to their colleagues to provide much-needed support, share the combined wisdom of their experience with the larger principal community through various outlets, assist schools during recovery, and advocate for national school safety enhancements and violence prevention programs.

In August 2022, the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) Principal Recovery Network published the Guide to Recovery, a collection of best practices to assist school leaders in the aftermath of shooting tragedies. Authors include current and former principals of Columbine High School, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and Sandy Hook Elementary.

The 16-page guide is divided into five areas of focus for school leaders: securing support and responding to offers of assistance, reopening the school, attending to the ongoing needs of students and staff, holding commemorations and annual remembrances, and listening to student voice.

We encourage you to share with your membership.