Professional Development (Illinois Administrators' Academy)

Every school leader must complete an Illinois Administrators’ Academy course once a year to keep his or her license current. IAA Chicago (headquartered at CPAA) is the preeminent place in Chicago where school leaders can complete this important coursework. In 2016 Chicago Public Schools ended its direct support of IAA Chicago, which left local school leaders without a familiar and trusted option for these critical courses. Fortunately, CPAA took on the expense of continuing to operate these courses so that CPS principals, assistant principals, and administrators would not have to seek out more distance and costly alternatives in order to satisfy this state-mandated requirement. For more in IAA, please To learn more, visit our IAA page.