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 

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CAPEA Spring 2017 Conference

Save the Date!

CAPEA will hold its Spring 2017 Conference on March 17 at CSU-East Bay.  Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond will be the keynote speaker.  Details are as follow:

Friday, March 17, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

University Union (“New Union”)
California State University, East Bay
25800 Carlos Bee Blvd.
Hayward, CA 94542

CAPEA Members $109
Non-CAPEA Members $159
Graduate Students $50

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For further information, please contact R.D. Nordgren at

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Proposals now being accepted for Roundtable Discussions.  Click here for the Proposal Narrative Form.  Each session will be 30 – 45 minutes in length.  Proposals can be sent to R.D. Nordgren at  Deadline is February 28, 2017.

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 Nomination Form (for Self or Colleague)

2016-2017 CAPEA Board

CAPEA is seeking nominations of candidates to serve as CAPEA officers and Board members in 2016-2017.  To be eligible for office, a candidate shall have been a CAPEA member for at least one year and shall be an active member, i.e., a dues paying member for the past year of CAPEA at the time of election. Nominees shall not campaign for election. However, all nominees shall provide a brief background description to the nominating committee for distribution to the voting members to include the candidate’s years of membership in CAPEA, roles (past and present) in CAPEA, and a statement describing interest in running for office and what candidate hopes to contribute to CAPEA mission.

If you are interested in running for an office, or in nominating another CAPEA member, please complete the nomination form here, scan and email directly to Linda Purrington and Delores Lindsey by September 9, 2016 (Friday) at;

Yours in CAPEA,
Nomination Committee

Dr. Delores Lindsey, Dr. Linda Purrington, Dr. Wayne Padover, & Dr. Louis Wildman