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.

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North Carolina Principals & Assistant Principals' Association

333 Fayetteville St., Suite 1410

Raleigh, NC 27601


The North Carolina Principals & Assistant Principals Association believes in the imperative of quality public education for all children in North Carolina. We also believe that strong positive school leadership is the determining factor in the quality of that education. NCPAPA is dedicated to the implementation of these beliefs.

North Carolina Principals & Assistant Principals' Association 

  • NCPAPA Summer Instructional Symposium:
    High Impact Strategies for Improving Teacher Quality
    Developing the Artisan Teacher
    July 20-22, 2015 | New Hanover Executive Development Center, Wrightsville Beach 

Pitt County Principal Named Principal of the Year | NCDPI Communication and Information Division