Carper, Durbin Introduce Resolution Recognizing America’s Assistant Principals

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.), former Governor of Delaware, and Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) introduced a resolution declaring this week, April 5 – 9, 2021, as National Assistant Principals Week to honor and recognize the pivotal role assistant principals play in helping students and teachers succeed in schools in Delaware and across the United States.

“Teachers, students and school leaders in Delaware and across our country have faced unprecedented challenges over this past year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But thanks in part to the leadership of assistant principals, our schools and our students have continued to display remarkable resilience,” said Senator Carper. “From providing support to students and teachers to developing innovative curriculums that help keep learning safe, assistant principals play a critical, indispensable role in helping our students and teachers succeed. This resolution is about recognizing and celebrating the hard work they do every day to enrich communities and improve schools throughout our country.”

“I am proud to join Senator Carper in introducing a resolution to declare this week, April 5-9, National Assistant Principal’s Week,” said Senator Durbin. “Assistant principals and other school leaders play crucial roles in helping both students and teachers achieve success in schools in Illinois and around the country. The COVID-19 pandemic has hit our nation’s educators hard and we must do all we can to uplift and celebrate the work they have done.”

National Assistant Principal’s Week promotes awareness of the role played by assistant principals in school leadership and ensuring that every child has access to a high-quality education. Carper has introduced the National Assistant Principals Week resolution each Congress since the 114th Congress. The full text of the resolution can be viewed here.