Chicago Principals & Administrators Association

Copy of Since 1899

Chicago Principals & Administrators Association

The Chicago Principals and Administrators Association (CPAA) works to ensure all school leaders get the resources, respect, support, and district priorities they need to realize the individual and collective potential of the students, families, and communities they serve. In short we seek to clear barriers and create conditions that enable school leaders to do their best work. We pursue this mission through an array of programs, services, advocacy and organizing efforts. Please explore our website to learn more about our work.



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Chicago’s Principals Lead the Most Understaffed Schools in Illinois

In 2016, Chicago Public Schools was ranked 849 out of 854 school districts in the ratio of students to certified staff. In 2017 CPS fell to 857 of 858. CPS continues to demand more from principals, teachers, and students while denying them the staffing resources needed to meet those demands. If the district believed in our students it would invest in them. Investment is belief made visible.




The voice of school leaders in Chicago since 1899