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 essential role our school principals play in the quality of our students’ education is keenly recognized by those of us who have spent our careers enlisted in the pursuit of continuous school improvement.
Following the graduation of one hundred forty school leaders from across the state in the inaugural cohort of Distinguished Leadership in a Remote Learning Environment (DLR), the North Carolina Principals & Assistant Principals’ Association (NCPAPA) is expanding its program to include mentorship and peer networking.
Eight outstanding public school principals have been selected as regional Wells Fargo North Carolina Principals of the Year and will now compete for the state title of 2021 Wells Fargo North Carolina Principal of the Year.