Carper, Heller Celebrate America’s Assistant Principals

Senators Carper, Heller introduce bipartisan legislation to designate April 10-14, 2017 as National Assistant Principals Week

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators Tom Carper (D-Del) and Dean Heller (R-Nev.) introduced a bipartisan resolution declaring the week of April 10–14, 2017 as National Assistant Principals Week to honor and recognize the contributions of assistant principals to the success of students in schools across the United States.

“As a former governor and now U.S. senator for Delaware, few issues have been closer to my heart than improving America’s schools and helping children from up and down Delaware and in every corner of the country succeed,” said Senator Carper. “Assistant principals are often the unsung heroes of our schools, providing a lifeline of support to our teachers and working to raise student achievement inside and outside of the classroom. I’m so grateful for the dedication of our assistant principals to our children’s future, and I’m proud to join my colleagues in celebrating their important work.”

“Assistant principals play a critical role in ensuring our schools are productive learning environments and our teachers have the support they need to achieve results in the classroom. As a father and a grandfather, I appreciate their work to make sure children in Nevada receive an education that prepares them for the future,” said Senator Heller.

Senators Edward Markey (D-Mass.) and Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) also cosponsored the resolution.