Your role as assistant principal is critical to your school community. Here in the NASSP Assistant Principal Leadership Center, you can connect with your colleagues and other experts to enhance your skills, explore current trends and research, and celebrate your successes.


Expert of the Week

Follow the experts as they post weekly articles on topics relevant to the everyday work of APs.

Lead Like a Conductor: Lessons Learned as a Middle Level Band Director

Beginning band was an exciting time for my middle level students. For many, it was the first time receiving musical instruction, playing an instrument, reading music, and working collaboratively to create art. This experience led students through a journey of learning, challenges, excitement, frustration, determination, and euphoria. A conductor depends upon those they lead—if they […]

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#APChat

An effective school leader is only as strong as their network—and with NASSP’s weekly Twitter chats, connecting with your peer group has never been easier.

We invite assistant principals to join us every Sunday at 8:30 p.m. (ET) for our #APchat. Participate in real-time Q&A, collaborate with your colleagues, and share (and receive!) helpful advice.

National Assistant Principals Week

Celebrate your successes during National Assistant Principals Week! This week pays homage to and recognizes the contributions of assistant principals in schools across the United States.

Assistant Principal of the Year Award

Learn about the NASSP Assistant Principal of the Year program, which recognizes outstanding middle level and high school assistant principals who have demonstrated success in leadership, curriculum, and personalization.