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 development; get the latest information, news, and research; connect with thousands of school leaders across the country; and make your voice heard on Capitol Hill.

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[Membership] means being a part of a broader, nationwide organization advocating for the value, strength and power of public education and the worth of our students' futures.

— Phillip R. Seager, Superintendent, Michigan

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Who Can Benefit From AASA Membership?


Superintendents, Heads of School & Directors


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


Teachers, Department Chairs & Students of Education

Member Benefits

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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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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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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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 Conferences & Events

Get member-only discounts to the annual National Conference on Education and other meetings, conferences, and virtual events throughout the year.

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Networking through the Online Community

Now, more than ever, connections and community are crucial. Connect with your colleagues, share resources, and enjoy a safe space to discuss hot topics via AASA's member-only online community.

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Access to Exclusive Reports, Toolkits & Research Studies

Stay updated on the latest educational and leadership trends to help you make effective decisions; make sure you are getting the compensation you deserve with the annually-revised superintendent salary & benefit study; and, access exclusive toolkits to help you and your team implement new initiatives and create lasting change in your district.

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Engage in 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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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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I have the extra support that I need to be successful in my role as superintendent.

— Jennifer Boyd, Superintendent, Alabama

Additional Resources

COVID-19 Resources

Access the most up-to-date information and resources to help you move forward during these challenging times.

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Guidelines for Reopening Schools

Access recommendations and considerations for reopening schools amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Free Virtual Meetings for EdLeaders

Tap into advice and strategies for tackling critical issues leaders are facing today.

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