Leadership Development

There will be a very large exodus of experienced school leaders and teachers in the near future. Standards for school leadership have been developed by a variety of different groups and organizations and experienced school leaders with strong educational backgrounds have been replaced by less experienced and newly trained school leaders. School leaders are ultimately held responsible for changing the educational and professional culture in a school.

Since AFSA also represents supervisory staff in education-related, but not necessarily pedagogical, positions, AFSA resolves to educate its members and others by:

• Supporting AFSA locals to identify good practices in leadership development;

• Educating members about the standards for leadership;

• Becoming a resource for individuals, school districts, affiliates, universities and professional training programs;

• Supporting federal funding for leadership development; and by • Encouraging the development of federal leadership programs    which are research-driven, creative and rational.