AASA National Principal Supervisor Academy

About the Academy 

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Applications now being accepted for the

2020-21 Academy!


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, locations and dates below: 

National Principal Supervisor Academy   

August 25-26, 2020, Virtual Meeting  

November 17-18, 2020, Atlanta, GA  

April 20-21, 2021, Gwinnett County, GA  



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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 one virtual and 2 in person meetings 2 virtual workshops and three hours of virtual coaching per participant. The program will be limited to 75 participants.
*All in-person sessions are subject to change to virtual meetings due to pandemic circumstances.

 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 .