AASA National Principal Supervisor Academy

About the Academy 

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Applications now being accepted for the

2021-22 Academy!

Program Begins: August 2021

Program Ends: April 2022

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 2021 – 2022, locations and dates below:

August, 4-5, 2021: Virtual
November, 3-4, 2021: Virtual
April, 18-19, 2022 OR April 20-21, 2022* : Alexandria, VA**

*Due to high demand, participants will be split into two groups for the in-person portion of this academy. You will be notified of your in-person assignment at the time of acceptance.

**All in-person sessions are subject to change to virtual meetings due to pandemic circumstances. 


National Principal Supervisor Academy     


Registration Cut Off Date: July 22, 2021

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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 two virtual and 1 in person meetings 2 virtual workshops and three hours of virtual coaching per participant. The program will be limited to 75 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 Valerie Truesdale at vtruesdale@aasa.org or Adena.Adams@aasa.org with questions regarding the National Principal Supervisor Academy .