AASA National Principal Supervisor Academy

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Applications will open for the 2020-21 Academy in January 2020

The 2020-21 Academy will meet three times in-person in Atlanta, Georgia.

Dates will be posted soon. 

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.

The 2019-20 program will meet three times in person in Alexandria, Virginia:


2019-20 Meeting Dates

August 7–8, 2019 
November 14–15, 2019
April 29–30, 2020

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The content for this academy will be based upon the Council of Chief State School Officers Principal Supervisor Standards, the latest research on adult learning and leadership development, 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 60 participants.

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 Adena.Adams@aasa.org with questions regarding this academy.