The National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) and the award winning TeacherLists.com, the National School Supply Lists Directory, announce today a multi-year partnership to provide NAESP members a free solution to make back-to-school easier, faster and smarter for their school communities. TeacherLists.com is now a National Resource Partner of the NAESP’s National Principals Resource Center and the preferred school supply list partner of the organization.
The partnership will help schools better equip teachers and parents with creating and locating school supply lists. Instead of tracking down school supply lists each year, the National School Supply Lists Directory provides educators with a central, online location for creating and sharing information with parents. Once educators create and share a list on TeacherLists.com, parents can easily find their lists anytime, print them or even access the lists on their smartphones (right in store aisles).
“Principals play a key role in instituting change in schools,” said Tim Sullivan, founder of TeacherLists.com. “We can’t think of a better partner to help us serve principals and their schools than the NAESP. Principals are passionate about serving their teachers, the parents and their students, and we’re looking forward to helping them make back-to-school work better for all involved. By partnering with the NAESP, we have the opportunity to provide our nation’s principals with procedures and services that make their teachers’ lives easier. We have made this service extremely educator and budget friendly by making the technology robust yet easy to use and providing it for free. With our expertise, we help NAESP members make knowledgeable decisions to make schools run smoothly.”
The partnership will launch with an announcement to NAESP members at the 2014 NAESP National Leaders Conference on February 23-25, 2014 in Arlington, VA. TeacherLists.com is a lead sponsor of this event conference and will also be a sponsor for NAESP’s national annual conference, July 10-12, 2014 in Nashville.
“NAESP is pleased to partner with TeacherLists.com to provide schools with this convenient and easy-to-use resource,” said NAESP Executive Director Gail Connelly. “Principals, teachers and parents have never been busier, especially during back-to-school time. We look forward to offering them an easier way to communicate toward meeting the learning needs of students,” Connelly noted.
With support from trusted back-to-school brands like Elmer’s and Kleenex and Mead, national partners such as the NAESP and the NAEOP (National Association of Educational Office Professionals) and from tens of thousands of PTOs and PTAs nationwide, the National School Supply Lists Directory already houses the largest collection of current school supply lists available anywhere. More than 25,000 schools already have lists posted on the site.
For a complete look at TeacherLists.com or to easily post or find lists, visit www.TeacherLists.com.
Principals are the primary catalysts for creating lasting foundations for learning. Since 1921, the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) has been the leading advocate for elementary and middle level principals in the United States and worldwide. NAESP advances the profession by developing policy, professional development, and resources for instructional leadership, including specialized support and mentoring for early career principals. Key focus areas include pre-K-3 education, school safety, technology and digital learning, and effective educator development and evaluation. For more information about NAESP, please visit www.naesp.org. NAESP administers the National Principals Resource Center, the American Student Council Association, and the President's Education Awards & American Citizenship Awards Programs.
About TeacherLists.com and the National School Supply Lists Directory
Launched in 2012 by the parent involvement experts at School Family Media, Inc., TeacherLists.com is the largest and fastest-growing web service connecting parents to their kids’ school supply and teacher wish lists. Completely free for all, TeacherLists.com is making back-to-school easier, faster and smarter for parents, teachers, schools and all those who have to find and use these lists every school year. TeacherLists.com is committed to encouraging and helping teachers and parents to work together to make classrooms great for students TeacherLists.com.