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About Us

SAI, a statewide organization founded in 1987, represents more than 2,000 Iowa educational administrators.

SAI Vision Statement:

All members will feel valued as professionals and inspired to be leaders of learning in their communities.

SAI Mission Statement:

The role of SAI is to support, encourage and develop Iowa's educational leaders and learners. 

SAI Strategic Framework:

A visual of what guides our work, including our values and Theory of Action.

What We Do

  • offer a variety of leadership development and learning opportunities each year, including Annual Conference
  • publish the SAI Report, a monthly electronic newsletter September-May
  • fulfill member requests for research, resources and tools
  • provide legal counsel
  • offer individual consultation and support
  • facilitate a statewide mentoring and induction program for new administrators
  • create networking and collaboration opportunities
  • and serve as the advocate for and voice of Iowa school leaders.

Some Data

  • School Administrators of Iowa is the membership organization and voice of Iowa's PK-12 education leaders. Founded in 1987, SAI has more than 2,000 members who serve as school superintendents, principals, curriculum directors, area education agency administrators, and colleges of education professors.

Our Governance:

SAI is governed by a seven-member Executive Committee and a 35-member Representative Council partially comprised of three members from each of the nine SAI Districts in the state. These District Officers are representative of educational leaders from elementary, secondary and general administration areas.

Our Staff:

In many instances, SAI staff members have served in educational administration roles.