Associate Executive Director
Gracie Branch serves as the associate executive director for professional learning at the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP). In her current position, Branch works with principals to promote leadership development and mentor public school administrators. She sustains and grows leadership opportunities by providing quality professional learning experiences for administrators that encompass national educational standards, initiatives, and reforms. In 2016, the University Council for Educational Administration recognized Branch for excellence in educational leadership. Branch feels that her 43 years in education serve as a solid foundation to carry out her responsibilities at NAESP and to achieve high professional standards and best practices in our nation's schools.