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.

California Administrator Performance Assessment Workshop
Jun 20-23, 2017
Info and registration under the CTC tab.

Coaching for Equity in California Schools 

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.


CAPEA Fall 2017 Conference

"Creating a Culture of Success in Turbulent Times"

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

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Urban Education Leaders Collaborative
Teachers College Columbia University

In Partnership with the Cal State LA Charter College of Education

Please join us!
Multi-Day Spring Institute

Transforming Schools for Inclusion
Creating and Leading Cultures of Collaboration

 March 29th & May 24th - 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Cal State LA, Charter College of Education

Golden Eagle Conference Center (Ballroom 2) - 5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90032

2 CEUs from Teachers College Columbia University, ELDEx simulation experience, digital and printed instructional materials, Columbia University certificate of attendance, analysis of leadership assessment, breakfast, and lunch included.  

Endeavor Foundation offers scholarships to reduce Institute Fee from $995 to
$250 per participant
Invoices provided on March 29, 2017 and payment due May 24, 2017.

This institute will provide a structured, interactive professional learning experience for building and district leadership teams to create and/or revise organization-wide professional learning plans to support inclusive schools. Participants will participate in a simulated case study approach to professional learning that develops their leadership capacity to lead collaborative decision-making teams in pursuit of supporting adult learning and growth for all teachers, inclusive of teachers of students with disabilities.

Adult learning principles will be presented and tools designed to build collaborative communities of practice will be modeled and used to 1) support designing supportive, collaborative professional learning experiences for all educators and 2) inform the design of professional learning plans for more inclusive schools. Tools aligned to the Learning Forward professional learning standards will be presented and applied in a highly interactive and experiential professional learning setting. School-based and district-based teams are encouraged to attend.

 Intended Audience - school or district teams responsible for writing and revising organization-side professional learning plans. Appropriate for general education and special education educators as well as building and district administrators. School and district professional learning committee teams strongly encouraged to attend.

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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