Our mission is to inspire our members to provide the highest quality education through effective leadership, operational excellence, and meaningful community involvement.

We represent the hard-working administrators of the 6th largest school district in America.


We aim to be a beacon of leadership and a platform for a collective voice advocating for a culture where educational excellence is the standard, not the exception.

BPAA is an association of school-based administrators who offer services for principals and assistant principals.

BPAA envisions a future where every school-based administrator in Broward County feels fully equipped, adequately supported, and relentlessly driven to create an environment where education thrives. 

Empowering Leaders, Shaping Futures

It is my distinct honor and privilege to serve as President of the Broward Principals’ and Assistant Principals’ Association. I am committed to upholding the mission of our organization as we continue to serve the interests of our members and advocate on behalf of all school-based administrators in our district.

Christine Henschel

A Note from The President

We represent school-based administrators with a unified voice to provide a favorable working environment for principals and assistant principals in Broward County.

We love being a safe harbor for our administrators who eagerly serve our students so well on a daily basis. With over 500 members strong, we are committed to empowering, supporting, and advocating for you while also celebrating your successes and hard work along the way. No matter what comes your way, we are here to support you when you need it most–we are in this together.

We advocate for our members so you never have to face challenging situations alone.

Gain the peace of mind you deserve 

We hope you will join us and become a part of a team of principals and assistant principals working to generate positive policies along with collaborative relationships in our desire to contribute to the future and benefit the lives of our students and community.

Lisa Maxwell

A Note from The Executive Director

Meet the team

District 6

District 7

countywide at-large seat 8

Dr. Allen Zeman

Nora Rupert

Brenda Fam, Esq.

Countywide at-large Seat 9

debra hixon

Vice Chair

District 1

District 2

District 3

District 5

Dr. Jeff Holness

Sarah Leonardi

Torey Alston

Daniel P. Foganholi

District 4

Lori aldaheff


BPAA Welcomes Dr. Howard Hepburn Superintendent of Broward county public schools

As an association, we aim to provide our members with the support, resources, and opportunities they need to thrive in their roles. Through professional development programs, networking events, and advocacy initiatives, we empower our members to navigate the ever-evolving landscape of education and make a positive impact on the lives of students and the community.

BPAA strives to create a favorable working environment for principals and assistant principals by offering valuable resources, professional development, and strong advocacy. 

In the 1970s, the Broward Principals' and Assistant Principals’ Association (BPAA) was founded with a clear mission: to be a powerful advocate for school-based administrators in Broward County, which is recognized as the 6th largest school district in the United States. Over the years, our association has experienced tremendous growth and now proudly boasts a membership of over 575 dedicated professionals.

BPAA has emerged as one of the leading school-based administrator associations in the state of Florida. We have established ourselves as a strong and influential voice, representing the interests, concerns, and aspirations of our members. Our commitment to excellence and our unwavering dedication to the profession has propelled us to the forefront of educational leadership in the region.

We aim to unify the voices of school-based administrators to influence Broward County schools and legislative activities that impact the school environment.

Together, we can achieve greatness and make a lasting difference in the lives of our students and the educational system as a whole.

Join us at BPAA and be part of a vibrant community of school-based administrators who are passionate about shaping the future of education in Broward County. 

meet the board!


Committees and Councils
Subsidiary Organizations
Professional Development
Networking Opportunities
Career Coaching
Leadership Academy


Employment Advocacy
Legal Defense
Political Action
Community Involvement
Salary Negotiations


Here are just a few of our benefits and services…

Membership in the Broward Principals' and Assistant Principals’ Association provides its members with an array of benefits and services.

Member Services

Celebrating our successes together

positivity spotlight

Timothy Winburn, South Broward High School

Assistant Principal of the Year

Marie Hautigan, Piper High School

Principal of the Year

2023 Caliber Awards Winners

Gain a deeper understanding of how we are shaping the future of education for the better here in Broward County.

recent news & events

Empowering our members through advocacy and leadership