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Membership Categories

SAI

Active membership shall be restricted to administrators in a school district or other educational agency or institution who are designated as members of the administrative team. Only active members shall have the right to vote and hold office and to be eligible for all of the privileges and services of the Association; online forms will be posted May 1.

Associate membership shall be reserved for those who are involved in related educational activities but who are not eligible for active membership. Associate members shall have no voting privileges, nor shall they be eligible to serve as association officers. Associate members are entitled to attend meetings and to receive all publications but are entitled to no other privileges or services; online forms will be posted May 1.‚Äč

Emeritus membership shall be reserved for those former members not currently employed in education and who are receiving compensation from a retirement system and/or members who have been certified as being disabled. Emeritus members shall have the same rights and privileges as do associate members; contact SAI for a form

Executive Leaders membership is open to any Iowa school superintendent who is an SAI member. The purpose of the SAI Executive Leaders group is to provide strategic leadership for system improvements that will result in quality educational outcomes for Iowa’s youth. The group was formed in recognition of the unique contributions all superintendents can make to systems improvements and will focus on four strategies:

  • Strategy 1 – Collective Advocacy
  • Strategy 2 – Collective Growth
  • Strategy 3 – Collective Celebrations
  • Strategy 4 – Collective Partnerships; more information.

Aspiring administrator membership shall be extended to graduate students who are not eligible for active membership and who are currently enrolled in colleges and universities for the purpose of meeting licensure requirements in school administration, and to those individuals who are licensed as school administrators but who are not currently employed as school administrators. Aspiring administrator members are entitled to attend meetings and to receive all publications but are entitled to no other privileges or services. Aspiring members are allowed to attend the annual conference at no charge. Join online.

AASA

Active membership is open to all persons who serve as a school system leader, or who are in an administrative position in a public or private school system, or in a regional, state or national education agency or association. Members in this category are eligible to vote, hold elected office and receive legal support from AASA.

Associate membership is open to any person who is actively interested in, engaged in or associated with any phase of educational work and is not a school system leader. Members in this category are not eligible to vote, hold elected office or receive legal support from AASA.

College professor membership is open to full-time professors of educational administration and/or supervision, who are not currently employed in full-time school administration. Members in this category are eligible to vote and hold elected office but are not eligible to receive legal support from AASA.

NAESP

Active membership is the most popular membership category for practicing elementary and middle level principals, assistant principals, and related professional educators. A major benefit of Active membership is NAESP's Legal Benefits Program, which provides up to a million dollars in individual professional liability coverage and up to $10,000 for job-protection due process legal assistance. 

Institutional Active - Principals get Active membership and a duplicate set of NAESP regular professional publications* for their libraries or schools. 

NOTE: Practicing principals and assistant principals of U.S. schools are eligible only for the two active membership categories above. 

Associate - College/university professors or non-administrators receive Principal magazine and NAESP's regular professional publications* and other benefits. (Please note: The Associate category does not include legal benefits.) Excludes the right to hold office or vote. 

NASSP

Individual Member - Open to principals, assistant principals, and other administrators—building, district, and state. Individual members receive all NASSP benefits. Membership is owned by the individual, and is non-transferable.

Institutional Member - Open to principals, assistant principals, and other administrators—building, district, and state. The assignee receives all benefits of Individual members. Membership is owned by the school, and is transferable. 

Associate Member -  Open to department heads, teachers, graduate students, professors, and all non-administrators interested in middle level or high school administration. Associate members receive NASSP publications and reduced rates for convention and meetings. Do not receive legal or liability coverage. Pursuant to NASSP Bylaws, Associate members cannot vote or hold office. This membership is non-transferable.