National Aspiring Principals Academy
For aspiring and early career principals.
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? The National Aspiring Principals Academy (NAPA) will support these goals.
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:
- Framing the Principal Role: Knowing Yourself and Your Leadership Strengths and Areas for Growth
- Leading for Equity with Urgency
- Understanding Governance
- Building a Community of Support
- Balancing Leadership
- Leading Learning
September 11, 2023 – registration deadline
September 26-27, 2023 – virtual opening cohort meeting, 5:00-7:30 pm ET
October 25, 2023 – virtual cohort meeting, 5:00-7:00 pm ET
November 29, 2023 – virtual cohort meeting, 5:00-7:00 pm ET
January 31, 2024 – virtual cohort meeting, 5:00-7:00 pm ET
February 21, 2024 – virtual cohort meeting, 5:00-7:00 pm ET
March 27, 2024 – virtual cohort meeting, 5:00-7:00 pm ET
April 10, 2024 – virtual cohort meeting, 5:00-7:00 pm ET
May 8, 2024 – virtual cohort meeting, 5:00-7:00 pm ET
June 24-25, 2024 – closing cohort meeting/graduation in Alexandria, Va.
September 26, 2023 to June 25, 2024
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