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National Assistant Principals Week

Assistant Principals Week

NASSP, the National Association of Elementary School Principals, and the American Federation of School Administrators have declared the week of April 13–17, 2015, as National Assistant Principals Week to honor and recognize the contributions of assistant principals to the success of students in schools across the United States.

State AP of the Year Forum: NASSP will mark National Assistant Principals Week by hosting all of the State Assistant Principals of the Year in Washington, D.C., during the Assistant Principals Forum on April 15–17, 2015. Each year, NASSP honors a winner from each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity schools. From that pool of outstanding administrators, one national winner is chosen.

APs on Capitol Hill: During their stay in Washington, state and national winners will meet with their members of Congress to discuss the many challenges facing school leaders today. The winners will also have the opportunity to participate in a variety of networking activities with their peers.

Twitter: Anyone can join in the AP Week conversation on Twitter using #apweek. NASSP will participate in a special #apchat leading up to National Assistant Principals Week. All educators are invited to join this special AP Week chat on Sunday, April 12, 2015, at 8:00–9:00 p.m. (ET).

Google Hangout: On Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 3:30 p.m. (ET) NASSP will host a live Google Hangout online event with the Wallace Foundation. School leaders from Prince George's County Public Schools in Maryland—one of six districts supported by the Wallace Foundation to participate in its Principal Pipeline Initiative—will discuss how assistant principals are being developed and acquiring skills to become effective school leaders, as well as their experiences with strategies and practices that strengthen school leadership. RSVP now.

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AP Week E-cards: An AP Week e-card is an easy way for principals—or anyone else—to honor and thank assistant principals for all they do. Select a card and customize your message, and the greeting will arrive with an AP Week gift, courtesy of Lifetouch. Click here to get started on your e-card.

Congratulations to Assistant Principal Troy Boatner, who was randomly chosen to win a trip to Ignite '16 as part of the 2015 AP Week E-cards giveaway for assistant principals.

AP Week in Your School: Below, you will find a number of helpful ideas on activities to help celebrate National Assistant Principals Week in your school and in your community. Whether you are a teacher, student, parent, or assistant principal, these tips are meant to help you play an active role in this important week. 

Activity ideas for assistant principals Activity ideas for parents, teachers, and students