The California Association of Professors of Education Administration welcomes you to the CAPEA website. 

CAPEA is an organization of professors from private and public colleges or universities dedicated to the education of school leaders. 

We seek to vitalize the discourse necessary for blending theory and practice in ways consistent with current research and future projections. We also seek to strengthen networks with other professional and public entities for the continued improvement of education in California.

CAPEA Board 2018-19
Fall Conference 2018 | San Diego, CA

Back row: RD Nordgren (Past President); Becky Sumbera (President Elect); Wayne Padover (Membership); Cliff Tyler (ACSA Liaison); Susan Belenardo (At Large); Mari Gray (Journal Editor) 
Middle row: Sonia Rodriguez (Membership & Promotion Officer); Ursula Reveles Estrada (Secretary/Treasurer); Noni Reis (President); Ardella Dailey & Mei-Yan Lu (Social Justice Liaisons).
Front row: Brooke Soles (Communications Officer & Webmaster)

Coaching Workshops

Coaching for Equity in California Schools

For more information click on the Coaching Workshops tab.

Randy Lindsey Honored by NCPEA

We are excited to announce that Randy has been selected as the recipient of the 2016 Living Legend award for the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA). This award recognizes and honors service, scholarship, and overall contribution to NCPEA and the field of education. The following is quoted from the letter Randy received from the Executive Director of NCPEA, James Berry:

The criteria for the award are outlined below and were the basis upon which this honor is bestowed:

1. Living a life that inspires others;

2. Exemplary service to NCPEA;

3. A model of genuine care, ethics and professionalism in service to education;

4. Dedication to research, teaching and service to the professions;

5. Significant contributions to the field of educational administration.

You now join a group of recognized professionals as NCPEA Living Legends who have shaped education administration, teaching and learning nationally and internationally. 

As you can well imagine, we share this announcement with you as an acknowledgement of Randy’s life-long commitment to equity, access, and social justice in education and organizations that serve communities. Randy often says his main interest is to support the “unfolding of the democracy” through public education. All of us at CAPEA including his wife and fellow educational administration scholar, Delores, are equally proud of his efforts, commitment, passion, and service.

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Higher Education Act Reauthorization



Below is a link to important information regarding CAPEA’s parent organization, ICPEL.  This is reported by CAPEA’s liaison to the ICPEL, Dr. Gary Kinsey. 

ICPEL Announcement

ICPEL Letter to Deans and Department Heads for Education


UCEA Convention | November 21-24, 2019 | New Orleans, LA


DACA Resources

One of the CAPEA goals is to provide information and resources that support the work of each CAPEA member. Recent presidential action and impending Congressional action regarding DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) compel us to inform and educate our students.  As a service to our members, we offer the following links for your easy reference:

     DREAM Act

 Southern Poverty Law Center's Teach for Tolerance Program

     Immigrant and Refugee Children: A Guide for Educators and School Support Staff

 National Education Association

     Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Resources

     5 questions educators are asking about ICE raids and supporting immigrant youth

 California School Board Association

     Students Impacted by Immigration Status

     Legal Guidance Providing All Children Equal Access to Education, Regardless of Immigration Status

 United We Dream

     Here to Stay

Immigrant Legal Resource Center

     What do I Need toKnow About DACA

     Deferred Action forChildhood Arrivals resources

 National Immigration Law Center

     Things you need to know since DACA repeal