The Pennsylvania Administrator



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The Pennsylvania Administrator is the PA Principals Association’s award-winning, professional, educational magazine. It is published in the Winter, Spring and Fall.

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Click here for how to submit an article to the PA Administrator Magazine.


   Effective immediately: Submissions that are sent to us as scholarly papers (dissertations) will be returned for a rewrite before being reviewed by the Editorial Review Board. In addition, articles that are determined to require extensive editing, or are not in APA style, will also be returned for revisions before being considered for publication.

   Article Specifications: Articles should be written in magazine article format and geared to our target audience of mainly building principals and assistant principals in Pennsylvania. Articles should be no longer than 1,500 words and must be submitted as a Word document with little or no formatting. Articles must be written/formatted using APA Style. A biographical sketch in written (paragraph) format and a professional, high resolution (300 dpi is preferred), color photograph of the author(s) (saved as a JPEG file) must accompany all articles.


Submit an Article for The Pennsylvania Administrator: Spring 2022 THEME Issue

“Student/Staff Mental Health & Social Emotional Learning”

   The Pennsylvania Principals Association is seeking articles for its Spring 2022 THEME issue of The Pennsylvania Administrator magazine. The theme for this issue is: “Student/Staff Mental Health & Social Emotional Learning.” Articles based on this theme will be considered for publication in this issue by the Editorial Review Board.

   Due to COVID-19, social unrest and other prevalent issues, our schools and communities have experienced vast disruptions to their security and the structure of their daily routines. As a result, our students and staff may have experienced or may be experiencing a myriad of strong emotions, as well as stress, anxiety and/or depression. We recognize this and want to know how you are handling these mental health and social emotional issues in your school.

   Your article should include any (or a combination) of the following:

  • Stress and anxiety
  • Trauma-informed practices
  • Mental health of students
  • Mental health of staff
  • Social Emotional Learning (SEL) best practices
  • Crisis intervention
  • Self-care

 To submit an article, please send to Sheri Thompson at by March 11, 2022.




Submit an Article for the Magazine Feature — One Member’s Voice

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Legal CornerThe Pennsylvania Administrator, Vol. 17, No. 3, September 2013: Responding to Complaints — Best Practices – by Michael I. Levin, Esq., PA Principals Association General Counsel

Click here for the Sample Letter reference in the article.

Click here for the continuation of the End Notes (10-21).

Click here to view and print Appendix 1 from the Legal Corner column, Improvement Plans and Ratings — Applying Progressive Discipline Rules to New School Code Requirements,” by Mike Levin, Esq., in the February 2013 PA Administrator magazine. It is referred to in the article.

Click here to view and print Chart/Figure 2 from the article, What School Administrators Think About Their School Library Programs,” by Debra Kachel on pages 33-35 of the September 2012 Pennsylvania Administrator magazine.

Click here to view and print the “Rules Pertaining to Electronic Device Usage” from the most recent Legal Corner column by Mike Levin, Esq., in the May 2012 PA Administrator magazine. It is referred to in the end notes.

Membership Dues’ Increase

An annual dues’ increase for your PA Principals Association membership will go into effect on July 1, 2022. All Active Memberships will be $605. This increase will be reflected in our July renewal notices.