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October Is National Principals Month

posted Oct 10, 2016, 5:25 AM by Greg Shull
Governor Pat McCrory announced that October 2016 shall be proclaimed North Carolina Principal Month, in honor of North Carolina's school leaders.

Governor McCrory has joined other states, as well as, the National Association of Secondary Principals (NASSP) and the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), in declaring October as a time to celebrate principals and the daily contributions they make to their students, schools, and communities.

"Principals are among the hardest working, yet often least recognized individuals in education. Principals set the academic tone for their schools, and it is their vision, dedication, and determination that provide the mobilizing force for achieving student success. Each October, NASSP and NAESP seek to honor these unsung heroes for their tireless efforts in pursuit of excellence in education," said Dr. Prince, Executive Director of the N.C. Principals & Assistant Principals' Association.

"Superintendents, across this state, recognize the important role that principals play in all facets of school improvement," said Jack Hoke, Executive Director of the N.C. School Superintendent Association. "We applaud the critical work they do and support them not only in October, but every day."

"Effective leadership by principals is one of the most critical drivers of student success in North Carolina and across the nation," said Katherine Joyce, Executive Director of the N.C. Association of School Administrators. "We at NCASA are proud to work with NCPAPA in supporting our state's principals. We also are pleased to see them getting some much-needed recognition this month and hope this will only be the beginning of increased support for their important role in public education."

NCPAPA, NCASA and NCSSA supports this effort and wishes to recognize all North Carolina principals for the essential role that they play in leading schools in this state.