AASA National Principal Supervisor Academy

About Academy 

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Applications now being accepted for the

2020-21 Academy – both locations!


Around the country, district leaders are recognizing they have yet to figure out how to improve principal performance at scale. Despite investments in revised principal supervisor roles, districts are struggling to provide the requisite professional development and training for leaders taking on these roles. Successful principal supervision requires new ways of supporting principals in a partnership role, leading by teaching and learning in an atmosphere of mutual accountability.

AASA has partnered with the University of Washington Center for Educational Leadership to bring their Principal Supervisor Professional Development Program to all central office leaders who support principals' instructional leadership growth as their primary responsibility.

 For 2020 – 2021, AASA will offer two locations for the Academy. Locations and dates below: 

National Principal Supervisor Academy - East   

August 25-26, 2020, Gwinnett County, GA

November 17-18, 2020, Atlanta, GA  

April 20-21, 2021, Gwinnett County, GA  



  National Principal Supervisor Academy - West

August 19-20, 2020, Cal State San Marcos

November 11-12, 2020, Cal State San Marcos

April 27-28, 2021, Cal State San Marcos






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The content for this academy will be based upon the National Principal Supervisor Standards, the latest research on adult learning and leadership development from Wallace Foundation and other sources, as well as promising practices from districts across the country. The academy participants will work from problems of practice, use cycles of inquiry, learn from case studies, utilize virtual professional learning communities, and virtual individual coaching.

The cost of the program is $5,000, which includes instruction and materials for three in-person meetings, 2 virtual workshops and three hours of virtual coaching per participant. The program will be limited to 75 participants per location.
Upon successful completion of this program, participants will receive an AASA/CEL diploma of completion and professional achievement, a valuable addition to their professional portfolio.
 Please contact Valerie Truesdale at vtruesdale@aasa.org or Adena.Adams@aasa.org with questions regarding the National Principal Supervisor Academy .