Professional Learning

AASA National Principal Supervisor Academy


To ensure success, principals who are focused on centering student experience and equity require that their central office leaders also have a deeper commitment to equity.

The AASA National Principal Supervisor Academy equips principal supervisors with key skills and tools so that the school leaders they support can improve student experiences and outcomes. The learning takes place within a rigorous professional learning community and includes one-on-one coaching. Over the course of the year, participants improve their practice of working in partnership with principals — leading by teaching and learning in an atmosphere of mutual accountability.


The AASA National Principal Supervisor Academy is for all central office leaders who support principals’ development as equity-centered, learning-focused leaders.


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.

Dr. Shane Dublin

Executive Director – Secondary Education, Springfield Public Schools, Springfield, MO

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, Selma, AL

The first two Institutes were some of the most applicable, relevant training that I have received as a principal and district office leader. Rarely do we get opportunity to learn from leaders at CEL, AASA, and other districts from across the country in one room.

Benjamin Magras

Executive Director, School and Student Outcomes, Immediate District 287, Plymouth, MN