Chicago Principals & Administrators Association

About Us

Your voice heard.

Mission

The mission of CPAA is to help realize the individual and collective potential of the students, families, and communities served by our members. The Association is dedicated to achieving this mission by ensuring school leaders get the resources, respect, support, and district priorities they need to do their jobs, and by supporting our members through a coordinated program of services, benefits, advocacy, and organizing. Specific action directions include:

  • conducting and disseminating research on issues of concern to our members;

  • representing members regarding welfare issues including compensation and benefits;

  • advising members in professional matters related to due process and legal issues;

  • providing leadership in local and systemwide decision making and policy formulation;

  • influencing local, state, and federal legislation related to education;

  • sponsoring meaningful professional development programs and activities to meet the unique needs and requirements of experienced, beginning, and aspiring administrators;

  • developing a proactive communications and public relations plan to better serve members and targeted external groups;

  • providing a support system for networking and a clearing-house for information; and

  • increasing collaboration with other professional associations, universities, business partners, and education reform groups.