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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Join Dr. Keith Myatt in this 3-day training program designed for Clear Administration Induction Credential coaches.  The training will be on February 28, March 1, and the follow date to be determined.  The event will be held at Cal State University, Dominguez Hills located at 1000 E Victoria St, Carson, CA 90747.  Each day's session will be from 8:00am to 4:00pm.  A continental breakfast, lunch, materials, and parking are included in the registration fee.

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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 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
Breakfast & Check-in from 7:30am - 8:30am
Conference from 8:30am - 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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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.

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Hotel Information:
A block of rooms are being held at the discounted price of $179.00 (plus 10.5% occupancy tax per room per night. Room rate includes hot breakfast buffet.)
Hampton Inn Hayward

24137 Mission Blvd

Hayward, CA  94544

(510) 247-1555

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


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

Update on the Development of the CalAPA for Administrative Services Preparation Programs Webinar

Commission staff will provide an overview on the development activities of the Commission's administrator performance assessment, CalAPA. The webinar will be offered on March 1, 2017 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.. Information about the Leadership Cycles and required evidence, field test opportunities, and implementation timeline will be reviewed in this technical assistance webinar. If you are interested in attending, please register here. The session will be recorded for those who are not able to participate in the live session. For more information on the Commission's performance assessments for teachers and leaders and to apply to be an assessor for the pilot study, please visit