About ACSA

Who We Are

Our Mission: The Association of California School Administrators is the driving force for an equitable, world-class education system, and the development and support of inspired educational leaders who meet the diverse needs of all California students.


The Association of California School Administrators is the largest umbrella organization for school leaders in the United States, serving more than 17,000 California educators.

ACSA’s top priority is advocating for public school students in kindergarten through grade 12, as well as adult learners. Our mission is to be the driving force of education in California and beyond.

Administrators in California had long talked of forming an umbrella organization that encompassed their varied professional functions. Formed in July, 1971, ACSA became the first operative united administrator organization in the nation.

Since ACSA’s inception, administrator associations in 39 states have moved toward some form of consolidated or umbrella organization. ACSA is the only association in the nation that encompasses the broad spectrum of the management/leadership team.

ACSA serves administrators in 19 regions throughout California, each made up of local charters.

ACSA Leadership

2019-20 Board of Directors

ACSA President Linda Kaminski.

President
Linda Kaminski
Superintendent, Azusa USD, R-15

ACSA President-Elect Ron Williams

President-Elect
Ron Williams
Superintendent, Victor Valley UHSD, R-12

ACSA Vice President Charlie Hoffman.

Vice President
Charlie Hoffman
Shasta Trinity ROP/Bella Vista ESD, R-1

ACSA Vice President for Legislative Action, Barbara Martinez.

Vice President for Legislative Action
Barbara Martinez
Principal, Pacific Grove Adult Education, Pacific Grove USD, R-10

ACSA Past President Holly Edds.

Past President
Holly Edds
Assistant Supt, Ed. Services, Orcutt UESD, R-13

Board Members

  • Timothy Gill
    Director, Student Support Serv., Kelseyville USD, R-4
  • Jay Spaulding
    Assistant Supt., H.R., South San Francisco USD, R-5
  • Juan Cruz
    Superintendent, Franklin-McKinley SD, R-8
  • Ted Alejandre
    Superintendent, San Bernardino Co. Supt. of Schools, R-12
  • Juan Flecha
    School Support Administrator, AALA President, LAUSD, R-16
  • Joe Austin
    Career Education Specialist, Poway USD, R-18

Board Directors At-Large

  • Lisa Ketchum
    Manager, Workforce Services, Santa Clara COE., R-8
  • Derrick Chau
    Senior Executive Director, P-12 Inst., Los Angeles USD, R-16

Staff Directory

Executive Department

Marketing and Communications

Educational Services

Equity and Diversity


Financial Services

Governmental Relations (Federal)

Information Technology

Governmental Relations (State)

Member Services

Member Assistance & Legal Support Team

Membership Recruitment Team

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