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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 2020‐2021 COMMITTEE PURPOSES ACSA/CAPEA The following purposes of the ACSA/CAPEA Committee will advance the interests, needs and well‐being of California students so that our schools will once again be the best in the nation and the envy of education worldwide: To identify and study issues in the areas of higher education, administrator preparation and licensing, professional development providers, and legislation for the purpose of building collaboration and informing policy. To work collaboratively to identify issues and concerns of higher education and K‐12 public education, professional preparation and development, and partnerships among school districts, institutions of higher education, and professional development providers. To influence and contribute to the education research agenda. To identify issues and make recommendations regarding increasing diversity and membership in the ranks of education administrators and professors of educational administration. ACSA members will be practicing administrators, appointed by ACSA's president. CAPEA members will be professors of education, appointed by CAPEA. Co‐Administrators To educate and empower co‐administrators and aspiring administrators (vice‐principals, assistant principals, deans, coordinators, etc.) in their role as instructional leaders within their schools and communities. To promote networking and increase communication among administrators and aspiring administrators. To provide access to professional development and mentoring experiences. To increase awareness of the co‐administrator's role and the importance of that role. Equity Committee To build capacity in cultural proficiency of all leaders within the association and throughout the state of California in order to effectively eliminate the educational gaps that reflect large numbers of underserved African American and Latino(a) students. In order to accomplish this purpose we will: ● Identify and research issues related to equity and diversity to ensure equal access and equitable outcomes for all members and students we serve. ● Develop strong recruitment and retention policies and practices to grow membership through relevant services, products, and resources that address the needs of underserved stakeholders. ● Recommend policies, practices, and resources which lead to quality instructional/educational programs and services to ensure that all students are college and career ready ● Assist in the development of programs, resources, and materials to help leaders effectively respond to issues that arise from religious affiliation as well as cultural, ethnic, racial, linguistic, gender, sexual orientation, and economic differences among students and communities. ● Establish partnerships and communication links with national and state administrator, teacher, parent and other educational organizations. 100

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