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The Chicago Principals and Administrators Association (CPAA) works to ensure all school leaders get the resources, respect, support, and district priorities they need to realize the individual and collective potential of the students, families, and communities they serve. In short we seek to clear barriers and create conditions that enable school leaders to do their best work. We pursue this mission through an array of programs, services, advocacy and organizing efforts. Please explore our website to learn more about our work.

Why Join?

CPAA members enjoy no-cost comprehensive legal services, discounted access to state mandated professional development, dual membership in the American Federation of School Administrators, and a wide array of Union Plus benefits. In addition, CPAA has fought successful policy battles that have benefitted all school leaders such as our push for a pay raise and our work to increase special education staffing.

You are CPAA. Our strength is in our total membership, and in the active involvement of a critical mass of those members. The first step toward strengthening our organization is to join us by becoming a dues-paying member. Our dues keep our organization independent. That independence enables us to act solely in the interest of our members. Visit our benefits page for a more detailed description of the benefits of joining CPAA, or click on the applicable link below to become a member. CPAA is the ONLY organization representing Chicago’s school leaders. Keep it strong by joining today.