April 7, 2017 - Issue: Vol. 163, No. 61 — Daily Edition115th Congress (2017 - 2018) - 1st Session
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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[Page S2458] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] 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. ____________________