Assistant Principals Week

NAESP celebrates National Assistant Principals Week April 8-12, as we recognize the significant role assistant principals (APs) 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 find out how to celebrate National Assistant Principals Week.


This year for National Assistant Principals Week, NAESP is featuring a webinar on time management for APs. This fast-paced, multitasking position requires impeccable interaction with other educators, students, and parents–all while managing deadlines, working toward goals, and still maintaining a personal life. Join your fellow APs for this virtual experience and refine your leadership skills to better serve in the AP position.

Register now for the AP webinar "Time Management: The Personal and Professional Life of an AP" on Tuesday, April 9 at 3 p.m. ET.

After that, we'll be hosting another AP webinar, "Helping Children Become Summer Bookworms," on Monday, May 6 at 3 p.m. ET. Learn more and register on our NAESP Webinars page. 

Webinar Archives

Looking for other AP webinars? We've got plenty available in our NAESP Webinar Archives. Here are three recent AP webinars to check out. 


Use these resources during National Assistant Principals Week (and year-round) to help encourage, inspire, and recognize assistant principals who do amazing work:

Social Media During #APWeek19

Twitter Chat

Join other APs in a Twitter conversation using #NAESPchat and #APWeek19 on Thursday, April 11 at 8 p.m. ET to discuss ways to maximize the role of APs. Together, we'll look at ways to better manage time, build on instructional leadership practices, collaborate efficiently with principals and teacher leaders, and much more.

Sample Social Media Posts

Use these sample social media posts and share #APWeek19 with your friends and colleagues:


  • National Assistant Principals Week is April 8-12! Recognize your favorite APs for their contributions to your schools success during #APWeek19 and year-round. @NAESP #APWeek19
  • Celebrate APs for all the work they do during National Assistant Principals Week! Honor your favorite AP with these @NAESP resources, social media graphics, and spotlight videos to show how much you appreciate them! #APWeek19
  • It’s National Assistant Principals Week! this @NAESP #LeadingLessons guide with your APs to maximize the AP role in your school! #APWeek19
  • It's National Assistant Principals Week! APs are such an important asset to schools, and you appreciate everything they do. So share with your PLN how they help you, your students, and your teachers in their leadership roles. @NAESP #APWeek19
  • Join @NAESP @NASSP and @AFSAUnion as they honor assistant principals this week during #APWeek19. Find resources on how your school can celebrate your favorite APs for all their hard work: #APWeek19


  • This National Assistant Principals Week, celebrate assistant principals for all the work they! Honor your favorite APs by using @NAESP resources, social media graphics, and spotlight videos to show how much you appreciate them! #APWeek19
  • National Assistant Principals Week is April 8-12! Recognize your favorite APs for their contributions to your schools success during #APWeek19 and year-round. Use @NAESP resources, social media graphics, and spotlight videos to celebrate! #APWeek19

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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.

2018 – 2019 Winners

Click on the names below to read their best practices.

Barry Wood 
Straughn Elementary and Middle Schools
Andalusia, Alabama

Eric Conrad
Chapel Street School
Stratford, Connecticut

Brittney Mobley
Richmond Hill Elementary School
Richmond Hill, Georgia

Marlo Leatherwood
Harlem Middle School
Harlem, Georgia

Michael Sugano
Kawananakoa Middle School
Honolulu, Hawaii

Connie Stahler
Laurel Woods Elementary School
Laurel, Maryland

Erin Sousa
Tyngsborough Elementary School
Tyngsborough, Massachusetts

Andrew Lindsay
Owen Intermediate School
Belleville, Michigan

John Awsumb
Bay View Elementary School
Duluth, Minnesota

Marché Phillips
Chickasaw Elementary School
Olive Branch, Mississippi

Deborah Young Yock
Kitty Ward Elementary School
Las Vegas, Nevada

Samantha Buchholz
Cornwall Central Middle School
Cornwall, New York

Brittany Holland
William R. Davie Elementary School
Mocksville, North Carolina

Scott Astey
Wilcox Primary School
Twinsburg, Ohio

Brian Smith
Ore Valley and York Township Elementary Schools
York, Pennsylvania

Frederick Hewitt
DuPont Hadley Middle School
Old Hickory, Tennessee

Amy Steward
E.C. Brice Elementary School
Mount Pleasant, Texas

Deborah Ellis
Minnieville Elementary School
Woodbridge, Virginia

Shelley Ramirez
Thompson Elementary School
Tacoma, Washington


Past Winners:

Video Spotlight Your Favorite AP

NAESP would like to hear from you! Use your smartphone and record a 30 second to 1 minute video, telling us how much you appreciate the vital role your favorite AP plays at your school! Upload the final video to social media and remember to use #APWeek19 and tag @NAESP on Twitter and Facebook and @thenaesp on Instagram.