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…

Executive Council Goals

  • Goal 1: Supporting Children & Schools Around Resilience
  • Goal 2: Collaborate with AOE to support Principals
  • Goal 3: Advocate for  Early Learning (3, 4, 5 year olds) 
  • Goal 4: Principal Retention, diversity recruitment and development of future Vermont leadership
  • Goal 5: Continue to provide resources and support Vermont school leaders as we continue to work in growing equitable and thriving school communities.

Activities Standards Committee Goals  

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion- 
      • Supporting all students in activities and athletics
        • Creating safe environments for student athletes
        • Proactive talk tracks for transgender athletes
        • Opportunities for pre-teaching of communities
        • Reporting form and follow ups
  • Expand opportunities for students not associated with an athletic team.
  • Communication Goal: Clear and consistent communication amongst stakeholders (VSADA, DEI, Principals, Officials, Committees) and an official landing page/website with up to date information.
  • Mental Health Goal: Provide assistance and resources to schools around the issues related to mental health of students in extracurricular.

Professional Learning & Support Committee Goals  

  • Provide Professional Learning to Vermont educators and their school communities to improve “equity and quality educational opportunities” for each student, including but not limited to the current and ongoing offerings
  • In support of building collaboration and connections across members, we will continue to offer member support in multiple ways including but not limited to: drop-ins, supporting aspiring school leaders, one-to-one support, school visits, affinity spaces, and the VPA mentoring program.
  • Conduct the annual survey of VT school leaders and use the results to inform develop professional learning and collaborative offerings.
  • Produce the VPA 2023 Leadership Academy in Killington.