We serve educational leaders in the pursuit of equity and excellence to meet the diverse needs of all California students.


The mission of the Association of California School Administrators, the driving force of education in California and beyond, is to ensure the creation of communities of learning and equity that serve both the aspirations of individual students and the greater good of society, through this unique and indispensable coalition distinguished by:

  • bold and authoritative advocacy;
  • inspirational networks of discovery and sharing of knowledge;
  • mutual commitment to excellence; and
  • universal accessibility to learning.


We will practice collaborative decision-making throughout the organization.
Our focus will be public education.
We will offer services and products that are extraordinary.
We will lead with the highest personal professional ethics.


Local educational agencies have the resources and the freedom to meet the unique needs of their learning communities.
Every educational community is lead by exemplary, inspirational educators who are compelled to create innovative, rich and accessible learning environments.
We are the consummate authority and prevailing influence on education policy.

BELIEFS  We believe that…

  • an educated citizenry is essential to democracy
  • dreams inspire potential
  • every person deserves respect
  • personal dignity is a human right
  • we are all responsible for each other
  • diversity strengthens community


  • human virtues demand advocacy
  • every person has a right to unrestricted opportunity
  • each person has unlimited capacity
  • every person thrives to the degree that he or she builds trusting relationships
  • transformative change requires the courage to take risks
  • learning never ends
  • where we come from does not dictate how far we go
  • every individual has the power to affect immeasurable good
  • strong families are vital to society


ACSA will be well known for being the most dominant influence on public education in California and throughout the nation.  Advancement of the interests, needs, and well-being of California students will be the hallmark of ACSA action.  ACSA will advocate for California schools to be once again the best in the nation, and the envy of schools worldwide.

ACSA will seek positive alliances with all major educational associations and serve as a catalyst, unifying all interested persons in our educational systems.  ACSA will drive the implementation of a comprehensive master plan and appropriate funding for public education.  ACSA will be a primary and most trusted resource to California’s Governor and Legislature concerning educational matters through a united voice.

Ninety percent of all school administrators will belong to ACSA, and its membership will be regarded as virtually indispensable.  ACSA will cultivate and mentor California’s administrative leaders, and be the primary provider of their professional development and networking opportunities.  ACSA will utilize state of the art technology.  Benefits and resources will be available to members anytime and in a variety of formats.  ACSA communication networks will provide instantaneous dissemination of reliable, in-depth information.  ACSA member services and benefits will be consistently outstanding.

2017 – 2018 Region 8 Purpose and Goals

2017 – 2018 Region 8 Action Plan