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Leadership Manual 2020-2021

The Association of California School Administrators is the largest umbrella organization for school leaders in the United States, serving more than 17,000 California educators.

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Association of California School Administrators ACSA STRATEGIC PLAN‐ADOPTED BY ACSA BOARD OF DIRECTORS 7/25/18 Mission Statement The Association of California School Administrators is the driving force for an equitable, world‐class education system, and the development and support of inspired educational leaders who meet the diverse needs of all California students. Values Statements In pursuing its mission, the Association of California School Administrators is guided by the following beliefs. As educational leaders, we believe that . . . . . . every student has the right to a quality education. [Right to a Quality Education] . . . it is the responsibility of every educator to advocate for every student's right to a quality education. [Responsibility of Educators] . . . a quality education for all leverages the value of diversity in our community, strengthens society, and is essential for democracy to thrive. [Impact of a Quality Education] . . . each student has unique potential that, if developed, can contribute to the betterment of society. [Student Potential] . . . all ACSA members must have the cultural proficiency to confront both internal and external bias, behaviors, and policies that create barriers and limit the success and achievement of all students, families, and the professionals who serve them. As such, we take action to promote and advocate for policies, practices and systems that result in equitable educational outcomes. [Equity and Opportunity] . . . learning is a lifelong endeavor, and that the act of learning is transformative. [Learning] . . .we must personalize the learning experience and methods of assessment, in order to support each student's capacity to learn. [Learning Methodology] . . . what and how we teach our students must continue to evolve so that they are prepared for higher education, and to step into the workforce of the future and succeed in careers we have yet to imagine. [College and Career Readiness] . . . leadership is essential to every effective educational institution, and that every educational leader has a responsibility to seek, inspire and affect positive change for all students and the community. [Educational Leadership] . . . by mobilizing the collective voice, expertise and compassion of all stakeholders who focus on the well‐being of students, we can achieve a shared vision for education in California. [Collaboration] . . . a world class education system must be adequately funded so that all students have the resources they need to achieve their potential. [Funding] 13

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