About ACSA

Who We Are

The mission of the Association of California School Administrators is to advocate in the best interests of students and to develop, empower and inspire equity-minded educational leaders.

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

2023-2024 Board of Directors


Parvin Ahmadi
Superintendent, Castro Valley USD, R-6

Rafael Plascencia

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

Daryl Camp

Vice President
Daryl Camp
Superintendent, San Lorenzo USD, R-6

ACSA Vice President for Legislative Action Gina Potter

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

ACSA Vice President Erin Simon.

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

Board Members

  • Peter Towne
    Principal, Wheatland Elementary, Wheatland ESD, R-2
  • Laura Butler
    Principal, Abraham Lincoln Elementary, Sacramento City USD, R-3
  • Diego Ochoa
    Superintendent, San Mateo-Foster City 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

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