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

2022-2023 Board of Directors

ACSA Vice President Erin Simon.

Erin Simon
Assistant Superintendent, Student Support Services, Long Beach USD, R-14


Parvin Ahmadi
Superintendent, Castro Valley USD, R-6

Rafael Plascencia

Vice President
Rafael Plascencia
Director of Personnel, Tustin USD, R-17

ACSA Vice President for Legislative Action Gina Potter

Vice President for Legislative Action
Gina Potter
Superintendent, San Ysidro ESD, R-18

ACSA Vice President Charlie Hoffman.

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

Board Members

  • Peter Towne
    Principal, Wheatland Elementary, Wheatland ESD, R-2
  • Gina Lynch
    Director of Curriculum, Old Adobe Union SD, R-4
  • Monica Nagy
    Principal, New Traditions Elementary, San Francisco USD, R-5
  • Donya Ball
    Superintendent, The Academies Charter Management Org, R-11
  • Michael Payne
    Principal, Fullbright Avenue Elementary, LAUSD, R-16

Board Directors At-Large

Staff Directory

Executive Department

Marketing and Communications

Educational Services

  • Vacant, Senior Director, Educational Services
  • Kory Adams, Event Sponsorship and Marketing Coordinator
  • Danelle Buckley, Director, Events & Operations
  • Julia Cash, Credential Coordinator
  • Elaine Cervantez, Meeting and Event Planner
  • Trish Elmore, Professional Learning Coordinator
  • Janaye Field, Online Learning Executive
  • Joanne Flowers, Registration and Customer Service Specialist
  • Mary Gomes, Educational Services Executive
  • Vacant, Credential Program Director
  • Vacant, Education Services Coordinator
  • Vacant, Professional Learning Coordinator
  • Vacant, Registration and Customer Support Specialist

Equity and Diversity

  • Vacant, Senior Director, Equity and Diversity

Financial Services

Information Technology

Governmental Relations

Member Services

Member Assistance & Legal Support Team

Membership Recruitment Team