National Principal Supervisor Academy

Supporting principals in a partnership role.

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AASA partners with the University of Washington Center for Educational Leadershipto bring standards-based Principal Supervisor Professional Learning Academy to central office leaders who support principals' instructional leadership growth as their primary responsibility.

The content for this academy is based upon the national Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (PSEL), current research on adult learning and leadership development from the Wallace Foundation and other sources, as well as promising practices from school systems across the country.

Academy participants will:

  • work from problems of practice
  • use cycles of inquiry
  • learn from case studies
  • utilize virtual professional learning communities
  • benefit from virtual individual coaching

Across our country, district leaders continue to strive to support principals at scale. Leading with exemplary practices of principal supervision is even more challenging in this time of unprecedented change. Successful principal supervision requires new ways of supporting principals in a partnership role, leading by teaching and learning in an atmosphere of mutual accountability. 

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.

Academy Dates and Details
In-Person (East) Academy - Applications Due: July 1, 2023 Virtual Academy - Applications Due: July 1, 2023 In-Person (West) Academy - Applications Due: September 1, 2023

In-Person (East) Information:

July 18 – 19, 2023, Alexandria, Va.

November 2 – 3, 2023, Alexandria, Va.

April 16 – 17, 2024, Alexandria, Va.

Cost: $5,000

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Virtual Academy Information:

July 20 – 21, 2023

October 30 – 31, 2023

April 18 – 19, 2024

9:45am – 5pm ET / 8:45am – 4pm CT / 7:45am – 3pm MT / 6:45am - 2pm PT.

Cost: $5,000

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In-Person (West) Information:

September 19 – 20, 2023, Mesa, Ariz. (Near Phoenix, Ariz.)

February 6 – 7, 2024, Mesa, Ariz. (Near Phoenix, Ariz.)

May 14 – 15, 2024 Mesa, Ariz. (Near Phoenix, Ariz.)

Cost: $5,000

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I am much more cognizant about protecting principals’ instructional leadership time. Also, on my site visits and in my conversations with principals, I am constantly thinking about the through line to students and how what we are doing is going to impact student learning. This Academy has brought increased awareness and reflection to my practice.

Shane Dublin

Executive Director - Secondary Education, Springfield Public Schools

My leadership practice has changed as a result of the Principal Supervisor Academy. I now have the tools to focus specifically on the things that matter the most in affecting educational outcomes.

Vickie Poe

Assistant Superintendent, Dallas County School District (Alabama)


July 18, 2023 to May 15, 2024

Please see Academy Dates and Details section for additional information for each of the three academy offerings.


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  • Valerie Truesdale

    Assistant Executive Director, Leadership Network

    AASA, The School Superintendents Association


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