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Emotional Well-Being and Coping During COVID-19

These are unprecedented times. We need to work extra hard to manage our emotions well. Expect to have a lot of mixed feelings. Naturally, we feel anxiety, and maybe waves of panic, particularly when seeing new headlines. Our anxiety is helping us cope, bond together from a physical distance, and slow the spread of the virus. So our anxiety - while uncomfortable - is a good thing right now, especially if we manage it well. At the same time, we must effortfully prevent panic contagion and create periods when we can be screen-free and calm, engaging our attention in normal daily activities. Seize opportunities to share lightness and humor. Laughter right now is a relief for all of us!Keep reading...
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Positivity can be anywhere and everywhere if you look hard enough. (Instagram: @areyouokcampaign)

2019 NAEOP PSP/CEOE Recipients

Congratulations to all the 2019 NAEOP PSP/CEOE Recipients!

The National Association of Educational Office Professionals (NAEOP) provides the opportunity for members to enhance their professional competencies through academic programs, conferences, and institutes. These incentive activities enable the members to take progressive steps to their desired professional growth level. The Professional Standards Program is the only national certification program for educational office professionals.
The continuing education of educational office professionals is essential to cope with rapidly changing conditions in the profession and in the field of education. It is NAEOP's hope that you will encourage others among your staff to participate in the Professional Standards Program.
2019 Professional Standard Program Recognitions Billie Garlin - Basic, Option IKimberly Rhoades - Basic, Option IKimberly Schneider - Advanced II, Option IElizabeth Ward-Robertson - Advanced II, Option ISarah Rico, CEO…

2019 NAEOP Jackie Evans Distinguished Service Award

Congratulations to Wendy Heslink, CEOE,  from the Hamburg Central School District in Hamburg, New York,  on being selected as the  2019 Jackie Evans Distinguished Service Award recipient! 

The Jackie Evans Distinguished Service Award is to recognize individuals who have provided sustained, non-compensated, and significant volunteer service to NAEOP and its members along with:
Demonstrated exceptional abilities and leadership performanceAdvanced and/or enhanced the professional standing of educational office professionals Significantly improved or elevated the standards of any of the programs of the National Association of Educational Office ProfessionalsDemonstrated professionalism, courage, determination and achievement in the performance of the responsibilities assigned to them by the Association or volunteered by the individualThe intent of this award is to honor those with long-standing histories of providing "extraordinary" services to NAEOP and further the goals and mission…

Picture the Possibilities!

I hope this year’s theme, “Picture the Possibilities,” will help you develop your skills to a higher level, expand your horizon, broaden your perspective to a panoramic view, and shift your focus to a higher resolution.  NAEOP has so much to offer educational office professionals sometimes it may seem a little overwhelming. Let’s go over ten steps that may help YOU picture the possibilities:
Step 1.  Check Your NAEOP View – Look through the viewfinder or LCD screen of a camera (or take a selfie) and explore your NAEOP identity. Find out who you really are. Success depends upon self-awareness. Do you want to join a NAEOP committee? Do you want to enroll in the PSP and get your CEOE? Do you want to be a NAEOP board member? 
Step 2.  Create Your NAEOP Vision for this year - Create a clear vivid picture of what you want and fix your mental and emotional eyes on that picture. Let it become your vision. A well-defined vision enables you to make meaningful, realistic goals for your professiona…

2019-2020 NAEOP Webinar Series

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Happy Administrative Professionals Week!

Administrative Professionals Week: April 21 - 27, 2019 Administrative Professionals Day: Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Administrative Professionals are very important roles as they are the backbone of the office and complete work that is often unseen. Though these positions may not be glamorous, be proud of the work you do and the skills/knowledge you bring to your organization. You are far more important and valuable than you may think!
During World War II, there was a shortage of skilled administrative professionals, and so the National Secretaries Association was formed. The organization has since changed its name to the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) in order to recognize their contributions to the economy and attract more workers to the field.
In 1952, 10 years after the organization began, U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Charles W. Sawyer, initiated the first celebration of administrative professionals. While these positions are often not given their due pr…

Spring Clean Your Workspace

It’s that time of year again to tackle your spring cleaning so why not organize the space you spend most of your time at… your desk! After the effect winter can have on you emotionally, mentally and physically, it is a good idea to clear your space while you clear your mind. Organizing your desk does not have to be tedious so here are 8 simple steps in order to accomplish this dirty task: 

1. Declutter
First, throw away your trash. Go through everything in your space. Empty out drawers, shelves and any other nook or cranny that you may have been storing with old, outdated files. Ask yourself a few questions:Do I use this regularly?Do I need this?Is this necessary for my job?If you answered "no" to these questions, throw it away. You don't need irrelevant sticky notes and reminders, old to-do lists, unused phone numbers/email addresses, or past project/task details. They are taking up space and you will never need them again. You'll feel relieved and so much better once…

New Year, New You!

A New Year is a fresh start to review your life (personal or professional) and see where/who you are and where/who you want to be. While you may already have your personal resolutions, try incorporating some work place goals to round out your newly optimistic lifestyle.
Before you get started, a good goal or resolution should consist of SMART properties:
·Specific or; significant, stretching ·Measurable or; meaningful, motivational ·Attainable or; achievable, acceptable, action-oriented ·Realistic or; relevant, reasonable, rewarding, results-oriented ·Time-based or; time-bound, timely, tangible, trackable
Ideas to get you started: Delegate More - There's nothing wrong with working hard and having control, but remember that the people around you are capable too. You may learn something new and the extra time will allow you to focus on other projects.Eat Healthier at Work - It is important to develop healthy eating habits at work because on an average, we all spend more than 65% of our day …

Happy Holidays from NAEOP

This holiday season, we want to take some time to say thank you. Whether you attended a conference, enrolled in the Professional Standards Program (PSP), or attended a webinar, we hope it has enriched your professional development. 

As we close out 2018, NAEOP wants to give you the opportunity to continue to invest in yourself and help others do the same. Give the gift of professional development for yourself, for a friend or colleague, for your organization. NAEOP offers the following professional development opportunities (click on the links below for additional information): 1-3 minute PD every TuesdayWebinar SeriesFree Webinar (Powering Your Data Analysis Using Pivot Tables)Field Service ProgramProfessional Standards Program (National Certification)2019 NAEOP Conference, July 15-19, Boise, ID


Congratulations to the following PSP/CEOE recipients who met the September 15, 2018 deadline. Remember, the next PSP deadline is January 15! Check out this link to make sure you are Getting the Most Out of the PSP.

Donna Barker
Gabriele Beltz
Rose D. Childs
Diana Dominguez-Kutcher
Julie Ellison
Chao Kue
Sabra Peterson
Cheryl L. Pierce, CEOE
Anna Louise Stensland-Petersen
Kelly A. White
Lorena Wilson, CEOEArkansas
Nadine Brooks, CEOE
Kelly Cardwell, CEOE
Billie Garlin
Phyllis Poole, CEOE
Michelle Doering, CEOE
Pamala Hecker, CEOE
Danita G. Pointer, CEOE

Jennifer Lewis

Gina Cookus
Jamie Greenlee
Lisa Kiely, CEOE
McKinsey Petersen
Amy C. Windle

New Jersey
Ann Marie Cassera, CEOE
Stacy Phillips
New York
Maria N. Avitabile
Laurie L. Diedrich, CEOE
Kimberly A. Ferguson
Katherine Jarvis, CEOE
Christine Karpovich, CEOE
Karen Lee NaDell
Stephanie Ragolia
Mary Thompson

North Carolina
Donna A. Absher
Nichole McNeill
Dawn D. Michael
Carolyn Triplett

South Carolina
Jacqueline Alston, CEOE
Teresa Faile, CEOE

The Importance of Professional Development

“The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.” – Vince Lombardi
We are responsible for moving our careers in the direction we want them to go and Professional Development is the key to doing so. It is always the right time to strengthen your current skills and/or learn something new (are you working towards your PSP?). With that, we often find a major setback of trying to find the time and resources to travel.  Instead of passing up the opportunity to advance your Professional Development, consider signing up for the 2018-2019 Webinar Series which allows you to L.E.A.R.N. with NAEOP! COST: Six (6) one-hour classes will be $125 for members and $185 for non-members TIME: Webinars will be offered at one-time slot – 1:00 PM Eastern Standard Time 
DATES & TOPICS: September 12, 2018 – Dealing with Difficult People oA day at the office can be filled with joy and sa…

Back to School - L.E.A.R.N. with NAEOP

As many kids head back to school, it's a perfect time to do a little learning yourself and expand your professional knowledge and skills. Enroll in the 2018-2019 NAEOP Webinar Series, "L.E.A.R.N. with NAEOP."
September 12, 2018     Dealing with Difficult PeopleOctober 3, 2018            Digital SecurityNovember 7, 2018        Leading as an IntrovertJanuary 16, 2019          Diversity & Multicultural InclusionFebruary 13, 2019         Another Meeting? Please Don't Waste My TimeMarch 13, 2019             Intro to Google Chrome BrowserClick on the Events Tab at to sign up for classes and invest in yourself

Congratulations PSP/CEOE Recipients!

Congratulations to the following PSP/CEOE recipients who met the May 15, 2018 deadline. Remember, the next PSP deadline is September 15! Check out this link to make sure you are Getting the Most Out of the PSP.

Alaska Jody Bailey      Susan Buterin  Joyce Dixon     Wanda Fidler Luz Franklin     Jean Frey         Lisa Hall, CEOE Joyce Huffer    Sally Laret Vera Otero      Cheryl Pierce Kathi Pohll       Tonya Quiett, CEOE    Kate Robertson-Bartel Haley Stephan Lisa Young
California Lorraine Kilby, CEOE Kathryn Miller, CEOE Kenton Miller, CEOE Sarah Tierce, CEOE
Colorado Patricia Miguelez Carolyn Schott Kathleen Williams
Delaware Wendy Killen Jane Lawrence, CEOE Sherrie Reed Lisa Rudolph, CEOE
Kentucky JoAnn Boyd, CEOE
Missouri Susan Hampel
Mississippi Corri Cannon Ana LaBorde Jennifer Lewis Cindy Walker Cory Williams, CEOE
Nebraska Jennifer Greenlee Barbara Homer Shannon Cornell, CEOE Mary Guest, CEOE Kimberly Loth, CEOE Lori Matthiessen Donna Straight
New York Karen Harris, CEOE Karen Sinopoli Bridget Stone, CEOE Elizabet

North Carolina AEOP Names Administrator of the Year

North Carolina AEOP names Janeil Marak as the 2017-2018 Administrator of the Year. 
For more information click here.

NAEOP Educational Administrator of the Year

Congratulations to Michelle Price, superintendent for the North Central Educational Service District in Wenatchee, WA, for being selected as the NAEOP Educational Administrator of the Year. For additional information click here.

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