Summer 2023

GASSP Newsletter

Letter from the President

Kevin Gaines

I hope this newsletter finds you all filled with excitement for the upcoming new school year. As educators and administrators, we hold the power to make a profound impact on the lives of our students, faculty, and communities every single day. Let's wake up each morning with the knowledge that our efforts are shaping the future and making a real difference.

It brings me immense joy to be serving as the President of GASSP this year. Having been a dedicated member for the last thirteen years, I cannot emphasize enough the positive influence this organization has had on my administrative career. Together, we have the opportunity to achieve greatness and create lasting change.

One of our primary objectives this year is to reach a membership goal of 1,400 members. With your invaluable support, I am confident we can easily attain this milestone. I encourage you to reach out to your middle schools and high schools within your districts to ensure they have sent in their institutional memberships. Additionally, connect with your administrative colleagues in neighboring districts and encourage them to join our ranks. Strength lies in numbers, and as we grow together, our impact will only strengthen.

If you ever need assistance or have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me at I am always here to support each and every one of you in any way possible.

Kevin Gaines

Hart County HS

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Letter from


Dr. Josh Lowe

I have enjoyed the good fortune of being involved with the GASSP for many years. Throughout that time, I have grown from my initial membership to serving on the board and am now proud to be the president-elect of this terrific organization. When I initially joined, I was concerned if I would be able to be fully engaged in the organization along with the work I then did as an assistant principal. The opposite was true. I found that, like many things in life, I got out of my involvement what I put in. Over the course of time, I was able to participate in the aspiring principal cohort through the organization and eventually became the GASSP Assistant Principal of the Year. Much of this came from insight I gained through my collaboration with leaders from throughout my community and other leaders from various communities around Georgia.


As I presently serve as a principal, I have found that my active membership in GASSP to be even more valuable. From the relationships I have formed with leaders in Georgia, to the professional learning opportunities I have been blessed to participate in, I can honestly say that GASSP has been a wonderful organization to be involved in. Education is a relationship business and as a public school educator, I realize more than ever that we are the last line of defense for many of our students. I challenge you to get connected as we work together to shape the future of our great state and our nation, one student at a time. As we do, we must focus on the good, each and every day. If I can ever be of service, please do not hesitate letting me know.

Dr. Josh Lowe

Forsyth Central HS

2023-2024 Membership Drive Begins Now

It is time to start thinking about membership for this school year. There will be one institutional membership to join your entire leadership team. The cost is $350 and this fee will cover all administrators in your building. You can include instructional coaches, athletic directors, and administrators. Our goal this year is 1400 members!

Individual Membership 

Institutional Membership

Time to Apply for Assistant Principal of the Year

The state of Georgia has amazing assistant principals and we want them to be recognized at the state and national levels. If you are a principal, encourage your assistant principals to apply for this recognition and if you are an AP, go ahead and apply today! The deadline has moved to September this year. Share your great work with the leaders throughout the state!

Click on the link to apply

Applications are due on September 1st

2023-2024 GASSP Officers

President - Mr. Kevin Gaines - Hart County HS

President-Elect - Dr. Josh Lowe - Forsyth Central HS

Second Vice President - Mrs. LeAnne McCall - Lowndes HS

Past President - Dr. Chad Stone - Tift County HS

Secretary/Treasurer - Dr. Jason Carter - Flowery Branch HS

Events Coordinator - Kerensa Wing

State Coordinator - Mr. Bivins Miller - Richmond Hill HS

NASSP Board Member - Dr. Suzan Harris - Henderson MS

Middle School At Large - Dr. Gwendolyn Taylor

High School At Large - Dr. Ben Horner

Breakout Schools Applications

2023-2024 School Year


Click Below to Apply! 

Middle School Application

High School Application

NASSP "Ignite" Conference Presenters

Congratulations to Kerensa Wing and Wanda Law on their presentation, "Growing School Leaders from Teachers to Principals" at the recent NASSP conference in Denver Colorado!

District Highlight


K and L

Brett Savage

Brookwood HS

District K

Jeremy Reily

Bay Creek MS

District K

Jeff Cher

Eastside HS

District L

Fred Richard

Clements MS

District L



Contact Information

Alan Long

(706) 264-5843

Wanda Law 

(404) 213-4670

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Georgia School Leaders!

Have a great start to the 23-24 school year.

As you prepare for the school year we hope that you have joined GASSP through our Institutional Membership. If you have not joined your school yet join all of your administration and instructional coaches for one price! $350.00 joins your entire school so it is a great value.

Dates to remember!!!!

Join us at the Fall Conference at the Riverfront Marriott -November 13-14 and plan to come on Sunday the 12th and enjoy the wind in Savannah before the conference. Registration and Reservations will open this month. You need to be there for this great conference.

Assistant Principal of the Year nominations are now live! Nominate your or someone else’s deserving AP! Applications are due September 1st.

March 4, 2024 is the date for the Assistant Principal Conference in Macon-make sure to send your AP’s



Yours in Education,