The Empire State Supervisors and Administrators Association (ESSAA)

is a dynamic professional organization representing public school administrators and supervisors throughout New York State. We are committed to the concept that public school administrators and supervisors deserve both legal and professional services that are equal or superior to those provided to school districts and teachers' unions. Simply stated, the purpose of our organization is to provide our members with the very best services in three areas: Legal Representation, Government Advocacy and Professional Development.


ESSAA gives voice to principals and school leaders...

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Legal Services

Expert legal protection of our membership is the foundation of our organization...

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Professional Development

ESSAA offers continuing education to school leaders...

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"ESSAA has been an incredible organization to work with! The professionals at ESSAA have made it possible for the administrators of West Seneca Schools to have a collective bargaining agreement that truly recognizes us as professionals.” "

"Thank you ESSAA for your leadership...and always having our backs and a seat and voice at the table."

"The WNYAA has been and continues to be very supportive of our local Administrators and Supervisors Council (ASC) of the Niagara Falls City School District. The WNYAA has grown in members since Brian Farrell became President. Both he and our ESSAA President listen to the various concerns and needs of our WNYAA members. Niagara Falls Administrators appreciate all of the support of WYNAA and ESSAA."

"CAS has been and continues to be an invaluable support to our unit and to all of our members. Mike Starvaggi is an outstanding attorney. He was an amazing and supportive resource during our negotiations. Moreover, he is very responsive to all members. He always replies within 24 hours and in most cases within the hour. CAS is worth every penny we pay in dues! Thank you for your support."

"I read ESSAA's Stakeholder Updates with great appreciation for your involvement and voice. You always bring SED back to what is real, practical and needed to support teachers, principals and students. Thank you!"

"We have been very satisfied with the support we have received from ESSAA. Our local president has provided us with sound and effective advice. The networking opportunities provided have also been appreciated. Information and updates are timely and thorough. We look forward to continued support and guidance as we enter negotiations. "

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