Please be aware that there are two types of VPA membership AND you will receive invoices separately:


    1. School Dues - required of schools to participate in post-season, interscholastic play and other VPA-sponsored student activities. 

    2. Professional/Individual Membership - information below


    VPA professional membership is available to school leaders in Vermont and elsewhere. Principals and other Heads of Schools, Assistant and Associate Principals, Athletic Directors, aspiring principals, retired school leaders and others interested in being part of this influential professional community are invited to join. We now have a 'basic membership,' for $60, that entitles you to connect with us and stay informed of VPA's activities and opportunities.

    VPA services include Support & Advocacy, Leadership Resources, Professional Learning and more:
    Membership fee levels:

    Full Membership - School Leaders*:                                                               $390

    *Principals, Assistant Principals, CTE Directors, Superintendents, Special Education and Curriculum Directors, other administrators

    Athletic Directors, Deans of Students, Student Activities Directors                    $250

    Basic Membership (Aspiring, Teachers, In Transition, Just Curious)                    $60

    Retired/Former Leader                                                                                 $55

    All VPA members receive:

    • VPA Leads – the Executive Director’s weekly newsletter
    • The Marshall Memo (a $50 value)
    • Advocacy and updates during the legislative session
    • High quality professional development for a reduced fee, including the VPA Leadership Academy
    • Primary consideration for Waddington Education Leadership Initiative
    • NAESP and/or NASSP membership (for an additional fee, determined by NAE/SSP)
    • Access to the EdLeadersNetwork (for an additional fee of $99)
    • Anytime access to VPA Executive Director

    Full members also receive:

    • $1000 in legal protection annually
    • Access to the Members Only section of the VPA web site for education leadership resources and research
    • ‘Main Idea’ Professional Development book summaries
    • Access to the VPA Salary Survey
    • A copy of the Vermont Education Directory ($16 value)
    • Opportunities for mentoring and coaching training and support

    Principals, CTE Directors and Assistant Principals who are full members also enjoy:

    • Eligibility for Principal of the Year Awards
    • Eligibility to serve on a VPA governing committee (Executive, Activities Standards and/or Professional Learning & Support)
    • Free entry for you and a guest to VPA-sponsored sporting events (inform us before using!)

    We believe that EVERY education leader in Vermont will benefit from membership in their state professional organization. Thank you for joining.


    National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) (benefits)

    $235   Principals, Assistant/Associate Principals, Heads of Schools, Tech Center Directors

    $60     Retired Principals

    National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP)

    $250    Active Principals, Co-Principals, Heads of School, Tech Center Directors, Assistant and Associate Principals

     $50     Retired Principals

    The Ed Leaders Network (ELN)

    $99      Ed LeadersNetwork Fee

                 ELN offers helpful on-line programs and webinars on:

    -      Administrative Management

    -      Apps/iPad

    -      Classroom Management

    -      Climate and Culture

    -      Common Core

    -      Curriculum Development

    -      Data & Assessment

    -      Early Childhood

    -      Leadership

    -      Emergency Preparedness

    -      Legal Issues

    -      Special Populations

    -      Technology

    -      State Mandated Training 


Last Modified on October 26, 2018