Join SAI

By becoming a member of School Administrators of Iowa, you can help us continue to build a strong and viable organization that represents more than 2,000 of Iowa's educational leaders. Join us to advance a quality PreK-12 educational program in our state.

- Dr. Roark Horn, SAI Executive Director

2021-22 Membership Year:

  • Beginning May 1, you may renew your membership by logging in to the SAI member portal.
  • New members may complete this enrollment form and submit it to your business office for payment.
  • As a member organization, SAI depends on volunteers to help achieve its mission, consider signing up for a 2021-22 committee. Committee positions are available to practicing members. 

Consider the Value of SAI Membership

Professional Growth

  • Workshops bringing school administrators together to learn about pertinent topics facing Iowa schools

  • Annual August conference, featuring national and local experts, and attracting over 1,200 participants


  • Mentor program for new administrators

  • Networking opportunities with your colleagues

 Legal Services 

  • Legal assistance program — financial help for a member subject to an adverse employment action ($500-$1,000 based on consecutive years of membership)

  • Legal guidance from a full-time staff attorney on school law issues

  • Review of handbook provisions 

Legislative Representation 

  • Your voice is heard through our lobbying efforts in the Iowa legislature and with Iowans in Congress


  • Monthly newsletter, SAI Report

  • Legislative Briefs, a weekly update while the General Assembly is in session 

National Presence

SAI maintains a close working relationship with these national organizations: 

Employment Assistance 

  • Mediation assistance for members experiencing job-related conflicts

  • Salary information

  • Review of individual contracts 


  • Consultation with professional staff who are attentive to members' needs and interests

  • SAI website which can provide information seven days a week, 24 hours a day including:

    • online learning seminars

    • legal issues resources

    • archived issues of the SAI Report