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A list of professional organizations for K12 leaders

Organizations provide solutions, networking and professional development

AAHPERD, American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (

AASA, American Association of School Administrators (

AASL, American Association of School Librarians (

ACEI, Association for Childhood Education International (

ACTFL, American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (

AECT, Association for Educational Communications and Technology (

AERA, American Educational Research Association (

AESA, Association of Educational Service Agencies (

AFT, American Federation of Teachers (

ALAS, Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (

AMLE, Association for Middle Level Education (

ASBO, Association of School Business Officers International (

ASCD, Learn, Teach, Lead (

ASCA, American School Counselor Association (

ASIS International, Advancing Security Worldwide (

CEC, Council for Exceptional Children (

CEFPI, Council of Educational Facilities Planners International (

CoSN, Council for School Networking (

FETC, Florida Educational Technology Conference, (

InfoComm, Information Communications Marketplace (

IRA, International Reading Association (

ISTE, International Society for Technology in Education (

NAEA, National Art Education Association (

NAESP, National Association of Elementary School Principals (

NAEYC, National Association for the Education of Young Children (

NAfME, National Association for Music Education (

NAGC, National Association for Gifted Children (

NASSP, National Association of Secondary School Principals (

NBEA, National Business Education Association (

NCSS, National Council for the Social Studies (

NCTE, National Council of Teachers of English (

NCTM, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (

NEA, National Education Association (

NSBA, National School Boards Association (

NSTA, National Science Teachers Association (        

PTA, National Parent Teachers Association (

SETDA,  State Educational Technology Directors Association (

TCEA, Texas Computer Education Association (

USDLA, United States Distance Learning Association (

Odvard Egil Dyrli is columnist and editor at large for DA.