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