VPA Mission


“The Vermont Principals’ Association supports school leaders to improve the equity and quality of educational opportunities for all students.”

Core Values

To support learners and leaders, the Vermont Principals’ Association believes in…


  • Principal Retirement
  • Supporting Children & Schools Around Resilience
  • Collaborate with AOE to support Principals
  • Early Learning – School-based full day

Co-Curricular Activities  

  • Review VPA policies as related to VT AOE initiatives and directives (Act 77/Act 46) Also, review and create policies as related to EC’s work
  • Understand and recognize the prevalence of mental health issues in student athletes.
  • Examine whether the VPA requirement of having an academic eligibility requirement is appropriate in a proficiency based learning educational system.
  • Examine national and state policies.

Professional Learning & Support 

  • Provide Professional Learning opportunities that supports excellence through equity for all students.
  • Annually survey school leaders about their Professional Learning needs and interests
  • Develop a set of additional Professional Learning offerings, as requested and needed by Vermont Principals.
  • Create Professional Learning Collaborative (partnerships)
  • Develop and maintain resource library and professional learning calendar.
  • Continue to develop multiple networking opportunities for Vermont principals
  • Produce the VPA Leadership Academy


  • Waddington Sustainability and Expansion
  • Principal Retention