The California Association of Professors of Educational 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 Research Grant Proposals

As expressed during our Spring CAPEA Conference Meeting last Friday, the CAPEA Research Grant Committee is excited to recommend CAPEA faculty for the dispersal of $6,000 grant funds to the CAPEA President and Treasurer for faculty research.  Please find the attached Guidelines and Proposal Form below and return all proposals to by May 1, 2016.

  • Proposals are due May 1.  Please send to
  • Acceptances, funding, & announcements will be made by June 1.
  • Awardees will be requested to present their findings at the annual 2016 CAPEA Fall Conference.

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.

Coaching for Equity in California Schools 

The next Southern California session will be on August 10, 11, & 12 at National University's Academic & Administrative Headquarters. Click here to register.

Click on the Coaching Workshops tab for more information.