NAESP Launches National Aspiring Principals Academy

The National Association of Elementary School Principals, in partnership with AASA, The School Superintendents Association, is proud to announce the launch of the National Aspiring Principals Academy. This highly engaging year-long professional learning experience will directly bolster the effectiveness and preparation of all aspiring school principals across the nation. The academy follows a cohort model designed to support aspiring principals in acquiring the essential knowledge, skills and practices needed to advance to the next leadership level.

This standards-based professional learning opportunity will provide an insightful blend of theory and practice through in-person sessions and a virtual platform by highly skilled, nationally recognized educational leaders and mentors. Participants will implement learned strategies to address a problem of practice resulting in a culminating Capstone Project capturing their work. In collaboration with local jurisdictions, participants may be able to use this experience as part of their executive internship for administrative certification.

Anyone who aspires to become a principal and improve in their principal practice is encouraged to apply. Participants may be teacher leaders, assistant principals or early career principals. The academy is designed to support aspiring principals in acquiring the essential knowledge, skills and practices needed to advance to the next leadership level.

All participants will complete an application. Submissions will be reviewed and final selections determined by a panel from AASA and NAESP.

Each cohort will have a minimum of 25 participants. Applications will be screened for the highest quality of candidates. For additional information, visit www.naesp.org/napa, or contact Aaran Lurry at alurry@naesp.org.