The Association of Assistant Principals represents New York City's public school Assistant Principals who work in schools with students ranging from Pre-Kindergarten through 8th Grade. 


Our top priority remains the health and safety of our members.  During this difficult time all events have been cancelled. We hope you and your families continue to stay safe and healthy.

Our endless gratitude goes out to those on the front line during this pandemic.  Thank you.


Upcoming Meeting: April 19, 2021

Guest Speaker: New Legal Benefit

Martin Safran Citizenship Awards and

Stewart Weiner Scholarships 2020

The Association of Assistant Principals expresses its gratitude to members who nominated student candidates for the Martin Safran Awards and the Stewart Weiner Scholarships in early March 2020. The AAP presents 15 students annually with the Martin Safran Awards for exemplary school and/or community service. The late Martin Safran was the epitome of an Assistant Principal. In his honor, we award $100 and plaques to 15 NYC public school students who give of themselves to their school and/or community. The AAP awards the Stewart Weiner Scholarship of one thousand dollars to deserving college-bound high school seniors. The award was established in honor of the late Stewart Weiner, former Assistant Principal of PS 20, in Manhattan.


On this occasion we encountered challenge: a global pandemic that shut our schools and changed our lives. Despite the challenge, the AAP executive board proceeded tenaciously, with the processing and review of applications. The board held remote meetings and used all the available technology to communicate from their homes. We thank the executive board and its members for their commitment to these venerable scholarships/awards.


We proudly announce the recipients of our annual Martin Safran Award and Stewart Weiner Scholarship. These young scholars through their hard work, dedication, service and leadership are fit to be recipients of Martin Safran Award and Stewart Weiner Scholarship.

Martin Safran Award Recipient/School-District

Chloe Celisca, IS 14 –D22

Olivia Bennett, IS 278-D22

Flood, Sienna, IS 278-D22

Brandon Navarro, IS 347-D32

Debbie Chen, IS 383-D32

Nishat Nabilah, IS 383-D32

Jordan Armstead, IS 383-D32

Chyna Hicks, IS 49-D31

Julia McConnell, PS 1-D31

Emily Schroeder, PS 1-D31

Saray Hinton, PS 196-D14

Myrie Grady, PS 196-D14

Maragaret Castiglia, PS 196-D28

Suzanna Vinnitsky, PS 90-D21

Avery Ameer Ali, PS/IS 95-D21


Stewart Weiner Scholarship Recipients/High School

Rudy Etzel-- Cardinal Spellman- attending Fairfield University

Haley Sim--Bronx High School of Science- attending Fordham University


40 Rector Street

New York, NY 10006  

Steffani Fanizzi sfanizzi@schools.nyc.gov

John Oricchio aaptreasurer1@verizon.net

For membership information

Robert Kingsley aapexecdir@earthlink.net

(718) 987-5862


Membership meetings are usually held on the third Monday of the month at CSA headquarters:


40 Rector Street, 12th Floor

New York, NY 10006

All are welcome!


**New Citizenship and Service Award**

For over 35 years, the Association of Assistant Principals (AAP) has recognized children who have served their communities with the Martin Safran Service Award. This year, the AAP Executive Board is pleased to also recognize CSA members for outstanding service to children and/or their communities. In addition to meeting their responsibilities in their schools, many assistant principals are active in their communities, demonstrating and exemplifying the values of citizenship and service. AAP anticipates honoring these members at the annual AAP Scholarship Awards Dinner.

The criteria for the Citizenship and Service Award includes, but is not limited to: 

  • Helping and contributing to society/community 

  • Volunteering time to support the community 

  • Working with community organizations

Click here for the application. 

 The Association of Assistant Principals Annual Educational Conference was held on Saturday, October 5, 2019.  The conference was a huge success thanks to all of those who participated.

Martin Safran Application 

Click here for application

Stewart Weiner Application 

Click here for application



APP Newsletter 

Registration and Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) Requirements for Classroom Teachers and School Leaders holding a Permanent or Professional Certificate, and Level III Teaching Assistant Certificate Holders.

Click here for more information

Click here to register

Mentoring Requirements for Certification


Membership Meeting, May 17, 2021

Guest Speaker: Henry Rubio

"AP Tenure Framework"