National Assistant Principals Week

National Assistant Principals Week is April 6–10, 2020! Join NASSP, the National Association of Elementary School Principals, and the American Federation of School Administrators as we honor and recognize the contributions of assistant principals to the success of students in schools across the United States.

AP Week Events

Take a look at these upcoming AP Week events and plan how you can get involved—and invite others to participate. Celebrate anytime, anywhere, all week long!

Please note that all times are set to Eastern Standard Time.

Thank Your Assistant Principal

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

Send an E-Card

Browse the wide selection of e-cards, add your message, and schedule the delivery—it’s that easy! And this year, there are more options for every type of audience: student to AP, principal to AP, AP to AP, and more.


Use #APWeek20 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.

Activity Ideas for School Leaders

As a school leader, you play a significant supporting role for your APs and their careers. During AP Week—and all year long—we invite you to lead by example and show your gratitude for this essential member of your team. Click here for some activity ideas!

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 their appreciation for their assistant principals.

National Assistant Principal of the Year

On April 8 during AP Week, NASSP will announce the 2020 National Assistant Principal of the Year. An assistant principal will be chosen among the state finalists and recognized on a national scale for their ability to stand out and excel in this demanding role.

Stay tuned for this year’s winner!

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

Resources for APs

Check out these resources to get the support you need to continue succeeding in your role.

Assistant Principal Leadership Center

Connect with your colleagues and other experts in this online portal to enhance your skills, explore current trends and research, and celebrate your successes.

AP Expert of the Week

Take advantage of our Expert of the Week blog series! Featuring a different State Assistant Principal of the Year article each week, this series showcases and invites discussion about the most pressing issues affecting assistant principals.

Exclusive AP Week Deals

This is your week to save! If you are not yet part of the NASSP family, you can save 50% off on your membership when you during AP Week using promo code APWEEKMEM.

Now, more than ever, NASSP is committed to supporting with powerful tools, resources, and benefits, including legal fee reimbursement* and instant access to $1 million in professional liability coverage ($2 million for members in unified states**), so you’re protected from virtually any challenge and can better weather times of uncertainty.