National Aspiring Principals Academy (NAPA)

NAPA 
 Are you a teacher leader, an assistant principal, or an early career principal searching for quality professional learning to take your leadership to the next level? Are you a district leader committed to building a strong, diverse principal pipeline? NAPA will support these goals.

Program Overview
NAPA is a joint partnership between NAESP and AASA, The School Superintendents Association. Delivered by nationally recognized educational leaders and mentors, NAPA is a yearlong cohort-based academy designed to support aspiring, assistant, and early career principals in attaining the essential skills and practices needed to advance to the next level of leadership.

Academy and Registration Details

NAPA prepares aspiring and early career principals to lead forward with creativity, vision, and an eye on equity. Based on the Professional Standards for Educational Leaders, the academy uses an applied approach that includes addressing lessons learned in real time. Curriculum topics include:

Knowing Yourself as a Leader
Communication and Situational Leadership
Leading and Connecting
The Principal as Instructional Leader
The Principal’s Role in Providing Feedback and Building Professional Learning Communities
The Principal’s Role in Addressing Critical Issues and Trends
Supervision and Human Capital Management

Register Now!

Registration closes September 30, 2022

May 6, 2022 – registration open
September 30, 2022 – registration deadline
October 17-18, 2022 – virtual opening cohort meeting, 5:00 – 7:30 pm ET
November 16, 2022 – virtual cohort meeting, 5:00 – 7:00 pm ET
December 14, 2022 – virtual cohort meeting, 5:00 – 7:00 pm ET
January 25, 2023 – virtual cohort meeting, 5:00 – 7:00 pm ET
February 8, 2023 – virtual cohort meeting, 5:00 – 7:00 pm ET
March 15, 2023 – virtual cohort meeting, 5:00 – 7:00 pm ET
April 12, 2023 – virtual cohort meeting, 5:00 – 7:00 pm ET
May 10, 2023 – virtual cohort meeting, 5:00 – 7:00 pm ET
June 26-27, 2023 – closing cohort meeting/graduation in Alexandria, VA

If you have questions about future cohort availability or other aspects of NAPA, please contact Katie Earley at kearley@naesp.org or 703-518-6264.