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.
The North Carolina Principals and Assistant Principals Association (NCPAPA) and our partners at the N.C. Association of School Administrators (NCASA) and the N.C. School Superintendents Association (NCSSA) recognize that staffing shortages are the number one issue facing principals and other school leaders, and we jointly call on the state to help us move from a triage mode back to our core mission of providing an excellent education to all students.
Now accepting applications for the NAESP National Outstanding Assistant Principal of the Year Award and the NASSP National Assistant Principal of the Year Award.