SENATE RESOLUTION 126--EXPRESSING SUPPORT FOR THE DESIGNATION OF THE WEEK OF APRIL 10 THROUGH APRIL 14, 2017 AS ``NATIONAL ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS WEEK''; Congressional Record Vol. 163, No. 61
(Senate - April 07, 2017)

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 SENATE RESOLUTION 126--EXPRESSING SUPPORT FOR THE DESIGNATION OF THE 
    WEEK OF APRIL 10 THROUGH APRIL 14, 2017 AS ``NATIONAL ASSISTANT 
                           PRINCIPALS WEEK''

  Mr. CARPER (for himself, Mr. Heller, Mr. Markey, and Mr. Enzi) 
submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee 
on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions:

                              S. Res. 126

       Whereas the National Association of Secondary School 
     Principals (NASSP), the National Association of Elementary 
     School Principals (NAESP), and the American Federation of 
     School Administrators (AFSA) have designated the week of 
     April 10 through April 14, 2017, as ``National Assistant 
     Principals Week'';
       Whereas an assistant principal, as a member of the school 
     administration, interacts with many sectors of the school 
     community, including support staff, instructional staff, 
     students, and parents;
       Whereas assistant principals are responsible for 
     establishing a positive learning environment and building 
     strong relationships between school and community;
       Whereas assistant principals play a pivotal role in the 
     instructional leadership of their schools by supervising 
     student instruction, mentoring teachers, recognizing the 
     achievements of staff, encouraging collaboration among staff, 
     ensuring the implementation of best practices, monitoring 
     student achievement and progress, facilitating and modeling 
     data-driven decision-making to inform instruction, and 
     guiding the direction of targeted intervention and school 
     improvement;
       Whereas the day-to-day logistical operations of schools 
     require assistant principals to monitor and address facility 
     needs, attendance, transportation issues, and scheduling 
     challenges, as well as supervise extra- and co-curricular 
     events;
       Whereas assistant principals are entrusted with maintaining 
     an inviting, safe, and orderly school environment that 
     supports the growth and achievement of each and every student 
     by nurturing positive peer relationships, recognizing student 
     achievement, mediating conflicts, analyzing behavior 
     patterns, providing interventions, and, when necessary, 
     taking disciplinary actions;
       Whereas since its establishment in 2004, the NASSP National 
     Assistant Principal of the Year Program recognizes 
     outstanding middle and high school assistant principals who 
     demonstrate success in leadership, curriculum, and 
     personalization; and
       Whereas the week of April 10 through April 14, 2017, is an 
     appropriate week to designate as National Assistant 
     Principals Week: Now, therefore, be it
       Resolved, That the Senate--
       (1) supports the designation of April 10 through April 14, 
     2017, as ``National Assistant Principals Week'';
       (2) honors the contributions of assistant principals to the 
     success of students in the United States; and
       (3) encourages the people of the United States to observe 
     National Assistant Principals Week with appropriate 
     ceremonies and activities that promote awareness of the role 
     played by assistant principals in school leadership and 
     ensuring that every child has access to a high-quality 
     education.

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