School leadership is second only to teaching among school-related factors in its impact on student learning, according to research. Moreover, principals strongly shape the conditions for high-quality teaching and are the prime factor in determining whether teachers stay in high-needs schools. An effective principal’s impact is stronger and broader than previously thought, making it “difficult to envision'' a higher return on investment in K-12 education than the cultivation of high-quality school leadership – Wallace Foundation, February 2021
At USA-Kansas, we offer a variety of professional development opportunities to cultivate high-quality school leadership in your district. We offer a pathway of leadership development grounded in the newest research and provided by experienced school leaders. Our professional development opportunities are ongoing, job-embedded, and designed to create impact in your building and district. We focus on building your professional network while growing your skillset as a leader. Join this exclusive group of leaders from across the state who believe in the importance of strengthening the leadership in our Kansas schools!
USA-Kansas is the ONLY group that represents the interests of School Administrators in the Capitol, the Department of Education, the Board of Regents, and the State Board of Education. With the recent Kansas Supreme Court ruling on school funding, you won't want to miss out on the legislative updates and alerts sent to USA-Kansas Members!
Legal Assistance Program
There are countless reasons professionals should seek legal advice; from contract reviews to involuntary status change and more. With USA-Kansas membership, our employment attorneys are here for your needs. USA-Kansas membership offers $250 - $1,250 of free legal service based on years of continuous membership.
Connect with leaders from all parts of Kansas to share success, exchange ideas, and form supportive networks with administrators across the field of education. Build relationships with leaders who share job-alike positions, and also those who lead from a different perspective. Professional networking is an important aspect of career development, while helping you to expand your knowledge and skills. USA offers a unique platform of researched based growth opportunities designed for you to interact with others socially and professionally to support your skills and wellbeing as a leader.