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The Association of California School Administrators is the largest umbrella organization for school leaders in the United States, serving more than 17,000 California educators.
ACSA’s top priority is advocating for public school students in kindergarten through grade 12, as well as adult learners. Our mission is to be the driving force of education in California and beyond.
Administrators in California had long talked of forming an umbrella organization that encompassed their varied professional functions. Formed in July, 1971, ACSA became the first operative united administrator organization in the nation.
Since ACSA’s inception, administrator associations in 39 states have moved toward some form of consolidated or umbrella organization. ACSA is the only association in the nation that encompasses the broad spectrum of the management/leadership team.
ACSA serves administrators in 19 regions throughout California, each made up of local charters.

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ACSA Region 17 ESS and AOY Nominations Deadline Approaching

Deadline for submissions is Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 11:59PM. AOY and ESS Info: If you like to plan ahead and not spend your winter break filling out nomination forms....The 2021 online nomination forms and Every Student Succeeding nomination PDF are available, and the entry window officially opened August 1, 2020. You can find the ACSA Awards online platform link, helpful documents and demo videos at The platform can also be accessed directly at If you created a user account last year, you’ll use the same login credentials this year and won’t need to register a new account. Deadline for submissions is Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 11:59PM. Deadlines & Announcements Nomination deadline: Jan. 14, 2021 at 11:59 PM PT for all award categories and ACSA regions. Please note that the deadline is final. The system will automatically prevent entry submission after the deadline. Region awards will be announced and presented by your region. Please check with your region leadership for details. 2021 State Awards will be announced no later than March 29, 2021. 2021 State Awards presentation ceremony will be Nov. 5, 2021 in San Francisco, CA.

2021 ESS Nominations - Deadline for submissions is Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 11:59PM.

ACSA believes every student deserves equal opportunities to succeed. On every school day throughout California, dedicated educators and courageous students overcome tremendous obstacles to reach their goals of academic excellence. Their success is our success; their powerful stories are our inspiration. Each year, ACSA recognizes 19 pre-K-adult students, one from each geographic region, as well as two California adult education students, for overcoming the odds and achieving success.
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Region 17 November Twitter Chat - THIS Thursday, Nov. 19th

THIS Thursday, November 19th at 7:00pm. The topic is Resiliency and Change - Questions for Twitter Chat. This month's chat will have a different format, we'll be meeting in Zoom --click here for link -- or join with Meeting ID 853 7877 0710. We'll be live at 7pm to have a discussion around the topic/questions and post our responses on Twitter at the same time. New to using Twitter chats - here's a how to video to give you some ideas. This link shows a Twitter chat in action. Follow us on Twitter using #acsa17chat.

Fall Book Chat: The New Jim Crow Leadership Book Chat: Mon. 11/16 at 4:21 PM PST Ch. 2 Guest Speaker-Dr. Shelley Holt

Good Evening Friends, We look forward to seeing you tomorrow, Monday, November 16th from 4:21-6:00 PM PST for The New Jim Crow Leadership Book Chat on Chapter 2 "The Lockdown." Our guest speaker is nationally recognized Educational Impact Anthropologist, retired superintendent and owner of Leadership Legacy Consulting, Dr. Shelley Holt. Please read or listen to Chapter 2 before our book study tomorrow. As a reminder, we have some prizes to give away. We will give away one prize to the person who posts the most on social media using #LdrshpBkChat. There is still time to post, Another prize will be given to one lucky person who filled out last week's survey. There is still time to be entered for the drawing by filling out the survey for Chapter 1 "The Rebirth of Caste." Thanks to Schools First FCU and Let's Talk About Culture for the prize donations. In this email you will find the Zoom link for Monday. Since these are not reoccuring every Monday, the link will change. Please check your email each week for the new link and agenda for that specific Monday. Attached you will find the latest version of our flyer and the agenda for Monday, November 16th. People are welcome to sign up any time for the book study. We do ask for people to sign up and not share the Zoom link. Thanks to the following for being partners in this work: AUHSD BLM Task Force, CALSA, CALSA Women's Leadership Network, Schools First FCU, ThoughtExchange, ACSA Region 12, NRCAL, Let's Talk About Culture, Southern California Professional Development Federation, Inland Area Writing Project at UC Riverside, CUE, CUE Equity and Access Learning Network, Family Legacy 5, CABE Riverside Chapter #5, and Education Reform Enterprises. Please click on these links to learn more about these wonderful partners. One of our partners, Let's Talk About Culture is hosting a "Leading Your Cross-Culture Team" event on Tuesday, November 17th from 4:30-6:00 PM PST. Register here. Flyer attached. Renae Bryant is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: The New Jim Crow Leadership Book Chat Book Study Time: Nov 16, 2020 04:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 836 4033 8529 Passcode: eP0xu1 One tap mobile +16699009128,,83640338529#,,,,,,0#,,326590# US (San Jose) +13462487799,,83640338529#,,,,,,0#,,326590# US (Houston) Dial by your location +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington D.C) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) Meeting ID: 836 4033 8529 Passcode: 326590 Find your local number: Thank you, Dr. Renae Bryant, #Ldrshpbkchat Book Study Facilitator

2020-21 Academy Program

ACSA is excited that the 2020-21 Academy Program is almost ready to launch! We are working diligently to update our website, for all 10 leadership specializations and to open registration as early as possible during the week of July 13. In the meantime, please read though the brand new online 2020-21 Academy Catalog and look for your copy of the Catalog in next week’s edition of EdCal. Thank you for the grace of your understanding that under the complex circumstances we are all currently facing, ACSA is working hard to provide you with excellent service!

ACSA Region 17 Summer Book Study

How to Be An Antiracist Summer Book Study which will take place every Monday in July and August from 6:00-7:30 PM PST via Zoom.