About PELF

The Pennsylvania Educational Leadership Foundation (PELF) is the foundation of the Pennsylvania Association of Elementary and Secondary School Principals (PA Principals Association).

On January 8, 1998, the Pennsylvania Educational Leadership Foundation (PELF) received approval from the Internal Revenue Service to operate as a public charity dedicated to educational pursuits under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code.

Incorporated in Pennsylvania by the Pennsylvania Associations of Elementary and Secondary School Principals, the Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors and the Executive Committee (formerly the Joint Management Committee).

The Foundation will support public education’s role in our nation’s and Pennsylvania’s future. In particular, the Foundation will advance public education in the field of educational administration and teaching. Research and relevant professional development programs are offered to administrators throughout the Commonwealth. The Foundation will create programs to both identify and train candidates for educational administration positions who have a high potential for success.

As a charitable organization serving the public interest, the Foundation will solicit appropriate grants and tax deductible contributions to fund the activities of the Foundation.

Support Your Profession
Invest In Your Future

Your tax-deductible contribution to PELF benefits you, your colleagues and the profession of educational administration in at least five ways:

  1. Providing practitioner-driven research.
  2. Providing scholarships to principal-selected deserving students.
  3. Providing specific topic publications to the public and education community.
  4. Defraying the costs of continuing professional development for educational leaders.
  5. Promoting and enhancing the role and image of the principal.

Paul M. Healey, Ph.D.
Executive Director, PA Principals Association
President, PELF

122 Valley Road
P.O. Box 39
Summerdale, PA 17093

(717) 732-4999 (T)
(717) 732-4890 (F)

Member Notice

Welcome to the new PA Principals Association website! Since you were already a member of the old site, this transition should be easy for you.

Existing membership accounts have been transferred to the new membership management platform Wild Apricot. You will now use your email address and a password of your choosing to log in. Your email will be the one you have associated with your membership record which will either be your business email or your personal email. If you cannot get in with your email, you would need to call the office so we can let you know which email you currently have on file.

To set your password, visit this link and enter the email address associated with your account:


This will have the system send you an email containing a link to reset your password. The email may take a few minutes to arrive. Once you have clicked the link and reset your password, you can login to your account at paprincipals.org and access additional materials that are only available to members, as well as manage your own account through the “My Account” tab.

To set your initial password:

  • Visit https://ppa13.wildapricot.org/Sys/ResetPasswordRequest
  • Enter your email address
  • Wait to receive the password reset email
  • Once received, click the link in that email to set your password
  • Now, come back here to click the “Member Login” button and enter your email & password to access your member account