Why Join AWSA?

A membership with AWSA provides many excellent opportunities for professional development, networking, and more.


  • AWSA is made up of over 2,000 members
  • Our organization was founded in 1978 (when the secondary and elementary school principal organizations merged)
  • AWSA members include principals, associate principals, other school and district leaders (e.g., directors, assistant superintendents)
  • Over 90% of Wisconsin school districts pay AWSA dues because they recognize the investment in leadership capacity
  • 99% of respondents from our 2018 Membership Satisfaction Survey said they were satisfied with AWSA membership and would recommend AWSA to another school administrator.

Services At-A-Glance

Professional Learning

• Statewide  
• Relevant  
• Practical 
• At each level of K-12 education  
• At each stage of your leadership career

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Information & Resources  

• Wisconsin Education News
• The Marshall Memo
• AWSA's Newsletter
• The Main Idea  

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Information and Networking Forums

• Elementary Leaders Forum
Associate Principals Forum 
• Middle & High School Leaders Forum 
• District Learning Leader Forum  

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Career Center

• Job Openings 
• Posting a Job Opening 
• Contract Support

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• SAA Advocacy at the State Legislature and the DPI
• Lobbying by AWSA's Executive Director
• National Advocacy through NAESPNASSP and other
national education organizations

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 Legal Service

• Attorney Phone Consultation
• Financial Assistance

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 Job-Related Counseling & Support

• Professional Information & Advice from AWSA's Executive Staff
• Networking opportunities at conferences, workshops,
and regional events

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