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Benefits of Membership

Be part of a community of more than 10,000 school system leaders committed to providing high-quality public education to all students.

Why Join AASA?
National Advocacy. Regional Collaboration. District Outcomes. Community Impact.

Looking for tools and resources to make your job easier? Want to make lasting connections with school leaders across the country? Interested in providing equitable access for all students to the highest quality public education?

By joining AASA, you'll unlock access to

  • professional support and learning opportunities;
  • the latest information, news, research and resources for school system leaders;
  • personal connections with thousands of school leaders across the country.

Plus, you'll have the opportunity to champion initiatives to help transform the future of public education and make your voice heard on Capitol Hill.

I believe that a superintendent is as strong as the network that they are able to develop. AASA has been critical to my development and maturation as a superintendent. The training, publications, programs and advocacy that AASA provides have simply been invaluable to me. AASA membership would be at the top of a prioritized list of investments for an effective, solution-oriented superintendent to make.

Curtis Cain

Superintendent, Rockwood School District (Mo.)

Curtis Cain
Who Can Benefit from AASA Membership?

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School Superintendents

Superintendents, Heads of Schools and Directors

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Cabinet-Level Leaders & Professors of Education

Assistant Superintendents, Principals & Assistant Principals, Chief Academic Officers, Professors & more

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School Superintendents

Superintendents, Heads of Schools and Directors

Being a superintendent is hard. AASA makes it less so. It lets you know who your “pack” is and provides incredible, relevant and meaningful information. It never has even occurred to me to not be a member.
PJ Caposey

Superintendent, Meridian Community Unit School District 223 (Ill.)

PJ Caposey
AASA is by far my greatest support, my greatest resource as it relates to professional learning and in professional engagement.
Avis Williams

Superintendent, NOLA Public Schools (La.)

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AASA Member Benefits

Legal Support

Legal Support Program

Members in the Active and Small-School District categories receive up to $20,000 in legal assistance and up to $1 million in damages arising from professional liability and employment liability lawsuits.

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Capitol Hill

Federal Advocacy & Representation

AASA represents the voice of public education and school system leaders on Capitol Hill. Members have access to the latest federal policy updates and the ability to help shape national advocacy efforts and the future of public education.

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School Administrator Magazine

Subscription to School Administrator Magazine

Members get a free print & digital subscription to AASA's award-winning monthly magazine. Get big-picture perspectives and collegial advice on a broad range of topics specific to K-12 education and school leadership.

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Professional Learning

Member-Only Discounts on Premier Professional Learning

Save on essential programs to help you grow and thrive. Learn from national thought leaders, share ideas and practices, contribute to ongoing research and resources, and network with colleagues from across the country. No matter where you are in your leadership journey, AASA has a program for you.

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Discounts on AASA's National Conference on Education

Get member-only discounts to the annual National Conference on Education, a must-attend event for educational leaders.

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Access to Exclusive Resources

Stay current on the latest educational and leadership trends with access to member-only reports, articles, toolkits, case studies, webinar recordings and more.

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Networking Opportunities

Connect with colleagues from around the country through virtual and in-person opportunities. Using AASA's member-only online community, you can enjoy a safe space to discuss hot topics and share resources.

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Awards & Recognition Programs

AASA awards and scholarship programs recognize excellence, profile best practices in public education, and honor leaders whose contributions have made a significant impact on the lives and learning of children.

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Volunteer Leadership

Leadership Opportunities

Volunteer leaders are the heart of AASA and help direct the future of the organization. Active, Small-School District, and Professor Members can vote and hold office at AASA. Enhance your resume and provide a strong member voice to the decision-making process.

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Questions? Contact or 703-528-0700
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AASA members have exclusive access to resources like School Administrator articles, can qualify for legal support and enjoy discounts on premier professional learning opportunities.

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