Illinois Administrators' Academy Information

The Administrator Academy represents six counties in West Central Illinois (Adams, Brown, Cass, Morgan, Pike and Scott). Its purpose is to provide meaningful and timely academies for administrators so they can:

  • stay current on issues
  • develop leadership skills
  • build capacity in their role
  • network with peers
  • complete state requirements for licensing

State law requires  administrators to participate in one academy every year (July 1 - June 30).  Failure to do so results in penalties for the administrator with increased academies in future years. If more than one academy is taken during a single year, the extra academies will automatically roll over into professional development hours.

Academies are held throughout the state and offered by groups including Regional Offices of Education, the Illinois Principals' Association, and the Illinois Association of School Administrators.  Participants may choose any academy at any site.

Please note that cancellation less than 48 hours prior to an Academy will result in a $50 charge to the participant. Thank you for your understanding. 

Upcoming Illinois Administrators' Academies

AA 1801 - Gathering Evidence and Teacher Conferencing Strategies 

Date: June 9, 2020

Presenter: Patrick Durley

Venue: Virtual Via Zoom

Registration: Please contact Priscilla McElroy at (217) 277-2080 or pmcelroy@roe1.net.

Note: Only those needing this AA for certificate renewal should sign up. 

Cost: $150

AA 1801 - This course will allow participants to learn effective skills and strategies for using Charlotte Danielson's Frameworks in a summative setting in order to more effectively: 1. Identify evidence at the component/element level during formal and informal observations; 2. Use evidence to effectively rate staff on the levels of performance for each domain; 3. Acquire strategies to support effective collaborative conferencing around formal and informal observations; and 4. learn techniques, strategies and protocols to use when conferencing with staff.


AA 2001 - Teacher Evaluator Initial training

Date: August 4th & 5th, 2020

Presenter: Julie Stratman

Location: Quincy, IL 

Venue: TBD

Registration: Please contact Priscilla McElroy at (217) 277-2080 or pmcelroy@roe1.net

Cost: $150

AA 2001 - This two-day academy is designed for individuals who are seeking initial training qualification for teacher evaluation. This academy aligns to the competencies for Part 50, Section 50.420 (a-b). This training has been designed to assist participants in developing knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary for effective teacher evaluation, and has been built around these competencies.

Teacher Evaluation Certification Renewal Information

The state has released the following information regarding the process for teacher evaluator retraining. Information regarding principal evaluator retraining will be forthcoming.

Evaluators who have taken the initial evaluator training (Growth Through Learning Modules or district-developed) must complete retraining "once within the next renewal cycle"(105 ILCS 5/24A-3). The chart below provides a guide for determining when retraining must be completed.  Please note that retraining is connected to the renewal cycle of the license (PEL).

Retraining will be offered through the Administrator's Academies. Retraining through the Administrator Academy structure will allow for the inclusion of teachers who have successfully completed initial evaluator training, but do not hold an administrator endorsement on their PEL. Two academies are required to meet the retraining requirement.  One will address teacher practice, and the other will address student growth. The academies neither need to be taken in any particular order, nor do they have to be taken together.

Sample Scenarios for First Retraining --  Renewal Cycle Date of Retraining

As a teacher evaluator, if I took the initial training in 2012 and renewed my license by July 1st, 2013.  My retraining must be completed by June 30th, 2018.

As a teacher evaluator, if I renewed my license by July 1st, 2014.  My retraining must be completed by June 30th, 2019.

As a teacher evaluator, if I renewed my license by July 1st , 2015, My retraining must be completed by June 30th, 2020

As a teacher evaluator, if I renewed my license by July 1st, 2016  My retraining must be completed by June 30th, 2021

As a teacher evaluator, if I renewed my license by July 1st, 2017 My retraining must be completed by June 30th, 2022

Administrator Academy Coordinator
Paul Saunders
psaunders@roe1.net
217.277.2080