NYSAWA provides networking opportunities, public advocacy and professional training to help members meet their career goals, enter executive roles and achieve work-life balance. 

Whether you are an established administrator, just starting your professional journey or somewhere in between, NYSAWA stands ready to support you as you advance your career and thrive in your professional field.

Rates start as low as $125 for individual members. Bundle memberships allow you colleagues to join under a group membership account, giving them access to all the benefits of a NYSAWA membership at a discounted rate.  Click here to view membership rates and submit your membership request online.

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Katherine Sinsabaugh, who has long brown hair, is wearing a dark grey blazer

“It’s wonderful being in an organization where women are helping each other and supporting each other.”

Dr. Katherine Sinsabaugh
Supervisor of Fine and Performing Arts and UPK Administrator of Port Chester Public Schools
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Kerstin Wheeler, who has long blonde hair with bangs, is wearing a blue floral shirt with a white cardigan

“Joining NYSAWA is joining a sisterhood. You come to connect with people and our mission is to empower female leaders. So come connect and join us.”

Kerstin Wheeler
Director of P-16 Instruction, Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES
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Jerilyn Stellato

“NYSAWA gave me opportunities to connect with strong women leaders that helped give me clarity and confidence to push myself forward as a school administrator. ”

Jerilyn Stellato
Director of Technology Integration and Information, South Glens Falls School District
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Shelette Pleat, who has long dark brown hair pulled back in a ponytail, and is wearing an cream colored jack and white t-shirt, looks at and smiles for the camera.

“NYSAWA offers a resource where you can find people you can trust, who have similar leadership styles and you can connect with and learn along with. It also allows me to mentor others and network—I love to network!”

Shelette Pleat
Principal, Capital Region BOCES Career & Technical Education Center, Albany Campus
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Elizabeth Freas

“NYSAWA and its affiliate chapters support female leaders in an ever-changing and challenging landscape. In-person events provide an opportunity to lean on each other and garner support and new ideas. ”

Dr. Elizabeth M. Freas
Assistant Superintendent, Erie 1 BOCES
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Leslie Myers

“I am very excited to meet this growing community and learn from their experiences. To me, the networking and professional learning aspects of what NYSAWA has to offer are so appealing.”

Dana Manna
Assistant Principal, Rockland BOCES Jesse J. Kaplan School
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Join our community to:

  • Network with education administrators of all levels, from across the state
  • Learn from industry leaders on how to navigate the field
  • Develop problem-solving skills through knowledge-exchange opportunities
  • Build relationship with local peers via affiliate networks

NYSAWA member benefits connect education professionals at all career levels with networking opportunities, resources and support. Through online and in-person events and partnerships with education leaders, members are equipped with the tools and connections they need to accelerate their professional and personal success. Individual memberships are available, or organizations can bundle and save to save up to 17% off full individual cost.

Members not only have access to a statewide network, but are also guaranteed membership to their closest regional affiliate. This member advantage ensures that members can connect with education professionals in their area.

Networking with like-minded professionals brings your career connections and opportunities to new heights. Increase your confidence, identify new opportunities and build lasting relationships at our state-wide and affiliate meetings and events.

Join our diverse community of professionals today.