In existence since 1976, the North Carolina Principals and Assistant Principals’ Association is the preeminent organization and state voice for principals, assistant principals and aspiring school leaders.
NCPAPA was established with the firm belief that strong positive administrative leadership is the determining factor in the quality of a child’s public education in North Carolina. Today NCPAPA represents 5,000 members from across the state and is the state's primary contractor for leadership development.
As one voice we aim to promote excellence in educational leadership for the State of North Carolina.
A principal is critical in establishing and building a school’s culture, vision, and approach to teaching and learning. In fact, a study commissioned by the Wallace Foundation found school leadership to be the second most important school factor influencing student learning, after teacher effectiveness.
Concord High School Assistant Principal Chrissy Rotan has been named the 2021 North Carolina Secondary Assistant Principal of the Year.
Kisha Clemons of Newton-Conover City Schools was named the 2020 Wells Fargo state Principal of the Year at a ceremony in Raleigh on Friday, Aug. 28.