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.

Coaching for Equity in California Schools

There will be an August and September 2017 session of 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.



The CAPEA journal editors have extended the submission deadline for this year's journal until July 30, 2017.  Additionally, the editors will conduct "Lunch with the Editors," a roundtable session at our March 17th Spring Conference, to provide information and guidance regarding submissions.

Please email submissions or inquiries to Dr. Albert Jones, CSULA, at


CAPEA Fall 2017 Conference

"Creating a Culture of Success in Turbulent Times"

Register Here

Guest Speaker:
Christopher Steinhauser
Long Beach Unified School District

Friday, October 27 & Saturday, October 28, 2017

The Bahia Resort Hotel
998 West Mission Bay Drive
San Diego, CA 92109

Room Rates:
Single/Double $179
Triple $199
Quad $219


CAPEA is accepting proposals for Roundtable Presentations.  Presentations will be on both Friday and Saturday.  The deadline to submit a proposal is October 1.  Please email all submissions to R.D. Nordgren at

Attached is the proposal format and the selection rubric.

In addition, CAPEA will sponsor a Doctoral Student Poster Session during the early evening on Friday, October 27 at the Bahia Resort.  All members are asked to encourage their doctoral students to present.  The graduate student conference registration fee is $50 ($109 for members, $159 for non-members).

If you have any questions, please contact R.D. Nordgren at