Professional Development

The American Federation of School Administrators (AFSA) believes that public school administrators and supervisors must receive specific leadership professional development in order to maintain the highest standards for public education.  Such professional development programs must improve the knowledge and skills important to school leadership and provide the opportunity to learn and apply new practices and techniques. Such programs should be designed to ensure that administrators and supervisors have a decisive voice at every stage of planning, implementation, and evaluation.  AFSA also believes that state/regional professional development resource centers need to be established to provide education leaders with the infrastructure to share resources, experiences, and ideas for professional growth.  Quality leadership in schools will guide and direct teachers to teach to their highest abilities, and in turn, will prepare students to succeed academically.