Assistant Principals Professional Learning Community

Schools and districts need strong assistant principals (APs), who work tirelessly to support student learning and to keep schools running smoothly. NAESP supports APs through networks, custom resources and professional learning opportunities, and recognition programs.

NAESP celebrates National Assistant Principals Week April 6-10, 2020, as we recognize the significant role assistant principals play in the overall academic achievement of students nationwide. In collaboration with the National Association of Secondary School Principals and the American Federation of School Administrators, we will honor the impact assistant principals have on the success of schools across the country.

Click on the tabs below to learn more about how NAESP supports assistant principals. 

Online Learning

Webinar

Special Education Do's And Don'ts
Tuesday, April 7 | 3 p.m. ET
Presenters will provide an overview of high-leverage practices, share a resource for school leaders to encourage implementation, and discuss strategies that can be used to differentiate support for beginning special and general education teachers. Register now

APs Rising Discussion Group

Assistant Principals and the Keys to Leadership
A weeklong, facilitated discussion on The Wallace Foundation's 5 Keys of Leadership taking place through NAESP's new APs Rising mailing list, this series will address shaping a vision of academic success; creating a climate hospitable to education; cultivating leadership in others; improving instruction; and managing people, data, and processes to foster school improvement.

This series is facilitated by Jerenze Campbell. A former principal and assistant principal, Campbell has served as a leadership development coach and supervisor for school leadership programs for Prince George’s County Public Schools and as an adjunct professor at McDaniel College, where he instructs post-masters level students who aspire to become school administrators.

Interested in joining NAESP's PLC for assistant principals? Click here. (This opportunity is reserved for NAESP members.)

APs Rising

NAESP’s APs Rising is a national professional learning community for assistant principals. It is the only national program dedicated to gathering assistant principals, learning their experiences, and providing custom resources and professional learning activities to grow leadership capacity.

Interested in joining NAESP's PLC for assistant principals? Click here. (This opportunity is reserved for NAESP members.)

Assistant Principals and the Keys to Leadership
April 6-10
A weeklong, facilitated discussion on The Wallace Foundation's 5 Keys of Leadership that will address shaping a vision of academic success; creating a climate hospitable to education; cultivating leadership in others; improving instruction; and managing people, data, and processes to foster school improvement.

This series is facilitated by Jerenze Campbell. A former principal and assistant principal, Campbell has served as a leadership development coach and supervisor for school leadership programs for Prince George’s County Public Schools and as an adjunct professor at McDaniel College, where he instructs post-masters level students who aspire to become school administrators.

Celebrate: Social and E-Cards

#APWeek20

Use #APWeek20 on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to show your APs how much you care. What do they do to make your students and school—and you!—more successful? Share those stories to show them how much you recognize what they do and how hard they work. Download these graphics to get started:

Send an eCard

Show your APs how much you appreciate them with an eCard. Download an eCard and share it on your social media with a note about how they make your students successful and your school better.  

 

Resources

Here’s a sample of NAESP’s custom resources for assistant principals.

National Outstanding Assistant Principals


NAESP is committed to preparing APs to step into the principal role. That's why we honor stellar APs through the National Outstanding Assistant Principals Award Program.

2019 – 2020 Winners

Click on the names below to read their best practices.


Joanna Taylor 
Troy Elementary School
Troy, Alabama
 


Kari Kinne
Leverett Elementary School
Fayetteville, Arkansas
 


Jimmy King
L.M. Goza Middle School
Arkadelphia, Arkansas
 


Garrett Dukette
Ashford School
Ashford, Connecticut
 


Marla Turpin
Roopville Elementary School
Roopville, Georgia
 


William "Larry" Cobb
Dawson County Jr. High School
Dawsonville, Georgia


Michele Holsomback
Lana'i High & Elementary School
Lana'i, Hawaii
 


Derrick Jordan
Prichard Elementary School
Grayson, Kentucky
 


Casey Cheramie
Galliano Elementary School
Galliano, Louisiana
 


Tricia Campbell
Boothbay Region Elementary School
Boothbay Harbor, Maine


Andrea Thompson
Mary Harris "Mother" Jones Elementary School
Adelphi, Maryland
 


Evan Winkler
Ring Lardner Middle School
Niles, Michigan
 


Ashley Farrington
Wayzata Central Middle School
Plymouth, Minnesota
 


Amy Cobb
Walls Elementary School
Walls, Mississippi
 


Nathan Saddler
Adeline C. Marston School
Hampton, New Hampshire
 


Dena Russo
Red Bank Primary School
Red Bank, New Jersey
 

Mark Warford
Bethlehem Central Middle School
Delmar, New York

Gregory Mitchell
Club Boulevard Humanities Magnet Elementary School
Durham, North Carolina

Amy Haynes
Clear Run Intermediate School
Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania

Amy Haynes
Langford Elementary School
Blythewood, South Carolina

Amy Via
Glencliff Elementary School
Nashville, Tennessee

Jana White
John H. Cherry Elementary School
Bay City, Texas

Jennifer Haws
Glenwood Elementary School
Virginia Beach, VA

 

 

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