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!

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.

Take Action

AP Week celebrates assistant principals across the country—but in 2020, NASSP is going a step further. This year, we are including a Day of Action on April 9 to advocate for the needs of school leaders everywhere in an effort to increase job satisfaction and improve the principal pipeline.

More details will be released soon, so check back for updates!

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.

Exclusive AP Week Deals

This is your week to save! If you are not yet part of the NASSP family, you can save $125 on your membership when you join this week using promo code APWEEKMEM. As a new member, you’ll get a special $75 discount on the 2020 National Principals Conference (NPC20) taking place July 7–9 in National Harbor, MD!

Already a member? Enjoy $50 off your full conference registration for NPC20 when you register now with code APWEEK.

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.