Celebrating Assistant Principals Week

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On behalf of our more than 1,250 members who serve as assistant or vice principals, NJPSA is proud to support the efforts of the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) in celebrating 2017’s National Assistant Principals Week, April 10 – 14. Assistant principals play such a vital role in scheduling, teacher observation, communication, personnel matters, student discipline, special events and programs, and so much more. A good assistant principal becomes a trusted ally to the principal, forming a partnership that ensures a positive culture and climate in which students can learn and thrive.


NASSP is offering several activities and services to help honor the important role and contributions of assistant principals, including:


E-cards — Choose an e-card, add your message, and schedule the day and time for the cards to be delivered, NASSP will email the card, along with a link to a special AP Week gift.

#APchat on Twitter. Join other APs in a Twitter conversation using #APchat on Sunday, April 9 at 8 pm to discuss connected leaders, working and learning together.

AP Week Hashtag. Use #APWeek17 on Twitter and Instagram to share your words of appreciation, celebratory images, and other acknowledgments of the great work APs do year round.

Please visit nassp.org/apweek for AP Week activity ideas, sample social media posts, and more information.

In addition, the New Jersey Senate and General Assembly have issued a Joint Legislative Resolution in support of National Assistant and Vice Principals Week – April 10-14. Introduced by Senators Ruiz, Turner, Allen, Beach, and Doherty; and Assemblypersons Singleton, Auth, Caputo, Jimenez, McKnight, Rible, Taliaferro, and Wolfe, the resolution lauds Assistant and Vice Principals for their role in fostering a positive and supportive school climate, supervising student instruction, mentoring teachers, recognizing the achievements of staff, and guiding the direction of school improvement. Further, Assistant and Vice Principals are commended for managing co-curricular activities, addressing facility needs, attendance, transportation issues, scheduling challenges, and so many more issues that they handle every day in order to help schools run most efficiently.