Holly Ripley receives award for National Assistant Principal of the Year2016 NASSP National Assistant Principal of the Year

Congratulations to Holly Ripley, assistant principal at West Fargo High School in West Fargo, ND, for being named the 2016 NASSP National Assistant Principal of the Year. Ripley is recognized for her success in raising student achievement and leading a culture in which students thrive. The announcement came during NASSP’s 100th anniversary luncheon at its national conference, Ignite ’16, in February. Visit www.nassp.org/apoy to learn more about the Assistant Principal of the Year program.

Celebrating National Assistant Principals Week

This month, NASSP celebrates all assistant principals during National Assistant Principals Week, April 11–15. Join this celebration to honor and recognize the contributions of assistant principals to the success of students in schools across the United States. Post to social media using #apweek and visit www.nassp.org/apweek to send your assistant principal(s) an e-card to thank them for all of their hard work.

NASSP Offers Executive Leadership Program for School Leaders

Earlier this year, NASSP announced an exciting and unique professional development program for school principals and administrators: The McKinsey Management Program for School Leaders. This program represents a collaboration between NASSP and the McKinsey Academy, the market leader in providing best-in-class leadership training to executives and national leaders. The program consists of three five- to eight-week management courses for school leaders and incorporates NASSP’s deep knowledge of the changing role and needs of school and district leaders. It also highlights the practical challenges and managerial decisions they face each day in schools and communities. Visit www.nassp.org/mckinsey to learn more and enroll.

Promote National Student Leadership Week

Get your student leaders together this month to plan a special project exemplifying the positive effects of their leadership on the student body and community. April 17–23 is National Student Leadership Week, sponsored by NASSP, and represents a time for schools around the country to recognize and reinforce the important role of student leaders. The theme for 2016 is “Right Here, Right Now.” Visit www.njhs.us/nslwwww.nhs.us/nslw, or www.nasc.us/nslw to learn more and get ideas for your celebration.