The Illinois Association of School Administrators is the state’s premier advocacy organization for school administrators with about 1,750 members and a history of promoting excellence in education dating back to 1946. The guiding principles of the IASA are expressed by its vision of "Maximum Educational Success for all Students," and its mission statement, "To support school leaders in the pursuit of educational excellence through continued school improvement.
What We Do: The IASA is a state-chartered association of the American Association of School Administrators (AASA), and we work cooperatively on educational issues of national, state and local importance.
As a statewide association, we are a united voice for superintendents in the Illinois General Assembly. We work tirelessly to advocate for legislation that will improve education in our state and benefit our members.
IASA offers members high-quality professional development that strengthens the work of superintendents and prepares future leaders for the superintendency. Mentoring for early-career superintendents is included as part of your membership. Whether it is through one-on-one contact with the IASA Executive Director or through one of the Field Services Directors, members have quick access to experienced school administrators.
IASA also provides members with legal services, including help with superintendent contracts. Members enjoy networking opportunities, access to a statewide conference and assistance with communications needs.
In addition, IASA partners with like-minded organizations to offer essential services and assistance that improve school districts.
Leadership: IASA is led by an executive director and a Board of Directors composed of active superintendents across Illinois. Dr. Brent Clark has served as executive director since 2006 (see about the executive director to learn more).
Vision: Maximum Educational Success for All Students
Mission Statement:The Illinois Association of School Administrators will support school leaders in the pursuit of educational excellence through continued school improvement.
- for the IASA to be the most respected and effective educational association in Illinois.
- for the IASA to be the best school administrators' association in the country.
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