Summer Residential Programs at UCLA

Our summer programs provide opportunities for administrators to meet in a stimulating and supportive setting to examine crucial school reform topics applicable to their work. Each program is designed to provoke and ultimately foster a life commitment to the calling of teaching and learning. These events are designed to provide participants opportunities to focus their resolve for better practice and improve leadership skills. The programs offer practitioners invaluable days of study reflection and discourse with experts and school leaders who represent the best throughout the educational spectrum.

An outstanding faculty has been assembled for each program. Moreover, participants will represent diverse education settings from throughout the state and are practitioners who have much to share and much to gain. Formal and informal learning activities deepen exchange and learning around the leadership challenges confronting today’s school leaders. These interactions will enable participants to extend their learning and their support network far beyond the boundaries of these programs

Principals' Summer Institute

Registration Info:

Applicants must currently be in a principal position with at least one year of experience as a principal (more than 3 years is preferred.

Registration Fees (fees include single occupancy housing with meals for 6 nights and 7 days):

  • ACSA Member: $2,395 ($2,595 after 5/31/18)
  • Non Member: $2,995 ($3,295 after 5/31/18)

Learn more and register online.

2017 Team Leaders


Jeff Crane, Vacaville USD

Minerva Gandara

Francisco Meza, South Whittier ESD

Rafael Plascencia, Tustin USD

Las Sanders, Retired San Diego USD

Lori Villanueva, Coalinga-Huron Jt. USD

Margaret Arthofer, ACSA

Danelle Bowron, ACSA

Institute for New and Aspiring Principals

Registration Info:

Registration Fees:

  • ACSA Member: $1,300 ($1,405 after 4/30/18)
  • Non Member Administrator: $1,500 ($1,650 after 4/30/18
  • Non Member Non-Administrator $1,300 ($1,405 after 4/30/18)

Optional Fees

  • Single room fee: $300
  • Parking fee: $78

Learn more and register online.

2017 Team Leaders


Amy Thomas
Pajaro Valley Unified

Schel Brown
Lompoc Unified

Matt English
San Juan Unified

Maria Thompson
Charter Oak USD

Tia Belt Brown, Ed.D.
Centralia Elementary SD

Stacy Chang, Ed.D.
Centralia Elementary SD

Tess Johnson
Dublin Unified SD

Rafael Gaeta, Ed.D.

Jeanie Cash

Kathleen Hawing
Sonoma Valley Unified SD

Kyley Ybarra
Riverside Unified School District

Moises Plascencia
Placentia Yorba Linda USD

Rene Rosas, Ed. D
Inglewood USD

Alicia Ausara, ACSA

Gicel Viveros, ACSA

Rhonda Morgan, ACSA

Lodging Information

20150623_065307.jpgRegistration for Summer Residential Programs at UCLA includes lodging and meals at the Sunset Village Conference Center, located on the beautiful UCLA campus. Sunset Village consists of 600 rooms in three separate buildings. These air-conditioned rooms feature a private bathroom, cable TV, linens, wi-fi, an in-room telephone, and daily maid service.

Participants dine in the Covel Commons residential restaurant in a contemporary marketplace atmosphere. Wonderful selections of freshly-prepared entrees, including grilled specialties, homemade pizza, and international dishes, as well as an abundant salad bar, fresh fruit bar, and tempting desserts. All meals are self-service, cafeteria-style, and all-you-care-to-eat.

Campus recreation facilities are included in your housing package. Your room key allows admission on an individual basis to all recreation facilities. The John Wooden Center and Sunset Canyon Recreation Center include pools, weight rooms, tennis courts and handball courts.

Summer Institute: Housing is single occupancy with a semi-private bathroom (you will share an adjoining bathroom with another single occupant). Housing/meal package includes 6 nights lodging with arrival Sunday, June 25 and departure Saturday, July 1. Meals begin with dinner on June 25 and end with lunch on July 1.

Summer Institute for New and Aspiring Principals: Housing is double occupancy with a private bathroom (you will share with your roommate). Single occupancy housing is available for an additional $250. Housing/meal package includes 4 nights lodging with arrival Monday, June 26 and departure Friday, June 30. Meals begin with dinner on June 26 and end with lunch on June 30.

Preview the UCLA Summer Programs Experience!