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National Assistant Principals Week is April 4–8, 2022!

Join NASSP, the National Association of Elementary School Principals, and the American Federation of School Administrators in honoring the enormous contributions of assistant principals to student success.

This year, our celebration takes on even greater significance as we recognize all that assistant principals have conquered amid the pandemic and consider what their ever-expanding and evolving role might look like moving forward. Through it all, America’s assistant principals have demonstrated unwavering leadership—becoming a source of strength and inspiration for us all.

National Assistant Principal of the Year

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During AP Week on April 6, NASSP will announce the 2022 National Assistant Principal of the Year. An assistant principal will be chosen among the three finalists and recognized on a national scale for their ability to excel in this demanding role and lead their school with strength and determination.

Please extend your congratulations to the Assistant Principal of the Year state winners. Get to know them here.

AP Week Events

Join NASSP for the 2022 National Assistant Principal of the Year Announcement made during the AP Week Webinar, “Tips for a Strong Finish to the School Year” on Wednesday, April 6 at 7:30 p.m. Please register here to attend.

Throughout the week, show your appreciation to your Assistant (Associate/Vice) Principal by sending an e-card.

Thank Your Assistant Principal

Does your assistant principal make a difference for your school? Thank them with one of our appreciation activities!

Send an E-Card

If ever there was a time to express how much your AP means to you and your school community, this is it. Browse the wide selection of e-cards, add your message, and schedule the delivery—it’s that easy!


Use #APWeek on Twitter and Instagram to share your words of appreciation, celebratory images, and other acknowledgments of the great work APs do year-round.

Need help getting started? Check out these sample social media posts.

Appreciation Ideas for School Leaders

Gratitude is a gift that always fits. Show your APs how much you value their contributions with one of these suggested activities for principals.

Activity Ideas for Parents, Teachers, and Students

Everyone can get involved during AP Week! Take a look at a few ideas for how parents, teachers, and students can show appreciation for their assistant principals.

APOY Blogs

AP Blogs

Take advantage of our AP Blogs! Featuring a different State Assistant Principal of the Year post, these blogs showcase and invite discussion about the most pressing issues affecting assistant principals.