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Vermont Principals’ Association Membership

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Please be aware that there are two types of VPA membership: 

1) School Dues – required of schools to participate in post-season, interscholastic play and other VPA-sponsored student activities.

2) Professional/Individual Membership – information below:

The VPA professional membership is available to school leaders in Vermont and elsewhere. Principals and other Heads of School, Assistant and Associate Principals, Athletic Directors, aspiring principals, retired school leaders and others interested in being part of this influential professional community are invited to join. We believe that EVERY education leader in Vermont will benefit from membership in their state professional organization. Your annual professional dues serve you in many ways including:

  • Access to Leadership Resources, articles, and research on our website
  • VPALeads Weekly Newsletter
  • $1000 in legal protection annually
  • Anytime Access to Executive Director
  • High quality professional development at a reduced cost
  • Marshall Memo access weekly
  • Main Idea Professional Development book summaries
  • Advocacy and updates during the legislative session
  • Access to the VPA Salary Survey
  • A free copy of the Vermont Education Directory
  • Eligibility for VPA administrator of the year awards
  • Free entry for you and a guest to each/all VPA-sponsored sporting events
  • Access to the EdLeaders network for an additional fee
  • Membership in your national professional organization (NAESP and/or NASSP) for an additional fee
  • Opportunities for Mentoring and Coaching Training and support
  • Reduced fee to the Leadership Academy
  • Primary application consideration for Waddington Leadership Cohort with Center for Creative Leadership
  • Members Only Page resources on website
  • Eligibility for VPA Member Student/Scholarship
  • Professional Learning Lending Library Access
  • Access to VPA Member Affinity Spaces for Vermont School Leaders of Color & LGBTQIA identifying Members
  • Access to the Four Times Weekly Member Drop-in Hours with VPA staff and Members
  • Eligibility to serve on VPA Governing Committees

VPA Membership Annual Dues

  • $425   Active Principals, Co-Principals, Heads of School, Tech Center Directors, Central Office Administrators (full membership), Assistant and Associate Principals
  • $275   Athletic Directors, VTCLA members–partial membership
  • $100     Aspiring Principals and Principals in Transition
  • $75   Retired Principals

*National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP)

  • $259   Principals, Assistant/Associate Principals, Heads of Schools, Tech Center Directors
  • $99     Emeritus (retired)

*National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP)

  • $250    Active Principals, Co-Principals, Heads of School, Tech Center Directors, Assistant and Associate Principals
  • $50  Retired Principals

** The Ed Leaders Network (ELN)

  • $99      Ed LeadersNetwork Fee

ELN offers helpful on-line programs and webinars on:

  • Administrative Management
  •  Apps/iPad
  • Classroom Management
  • Climate and Culture
  • Common Core
  • Curriculum Development
  • Data & Assessment
  • Early Childhood
  • Leadership
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Legal Issues
  • Special Populations
  • Technology
  • State Mandated Training

Reminder: Vermont Employee Assist Program

  • INVEST EAP, The Employee Assistance Program is available to almost all Vermont school leaders and offers help and support for you and the members of your household for a wide range of issues.

Support At the National Level National Federation of High School Sports (NFHS)

  • Resources and support on all kinds of sorts of related rules and issues, The NFHS is the body that writes the rules of competition for most high school sports and activities in the United States. Most high schools, whether public or private, belong to their state’s high school association; in turn, each state association belongs to the NFHS. Over 17,000 high schools belong to associations that are members of the NFHS.

National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) Leadership Networks

  • NASSP is the leading organization of and voice for middle level and high school principals, assistant principals, and school leaders from across the United States and 35 countries around the world. NASSP’s (National Association of Secondary School Principals) Leadership Networks are collaborative spaces for school leaders to share similar lived experiences, passions, and interests so we can connect with each other on a personal and professional level. All networks meet monthly for one hour.

National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP)

  • As a national organization, NAESP operates through a network of affiliated associations in every state, the District of Columbia, Canada, and overseas.