Senators Carper, Durbin Introduce Resolution Recognizing America’s Assistant Principals

U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.), former Governor of Delaware, and U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), introduced a resolution declaring this week, April 3-7, 2023, 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.

“I often say any successful organization, government or business is due to strong leadership, and the same can be said for our schools. Over the past three years especially, assistant principals have shown strength and resilience by navigating our students, teachers and faculty through a global pandemic,” said Senator Carper. “From providing support to students and teachers to developing innovative curriculum 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.”

“Assistant principals play a crucial role in helping students and teachers achieve success,” said Senator Durbin. “I’m joining Senator Carper to introduce a resolution to declare this week National Assistant Principal’s Week to uplift and celebrate the difference these administrators make in their communities.” 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.