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Registration for the 2015 Women's Caucus Conference is now OPEN!
Click here for information.

About the Caucus:

The Women's Caucus of PASA is a state organization affiliated with PASA. The affiliation was approved by the PASA membership on September 23, 1984. You must belong to PASA to be a member of the Women's Caucus.  (For information on PASA membership, visit the Join PASA page.) 


The Caucus is pleased to offer for purchase a pin uniquely designed by LizTech for the Women's Caucus.  Click here (pdf) for the order form.


Purpose of the Caucus: To improve the status, rights, and opportunities for women in educational leadership.


  • To develop a network among women in or aspiring to positions in educational leadership.
  • To increase the number of women in positions of educational leadership.
  • To support and disseminate research concerning the status of women in education.
  • To sponsor seminars which provide opportunities for skill building and competency in educational leadership.
  • To encourage members to provide leadership for implementation of race, sex, and national origin equity throughout educational systems.

Membership Benefits:

  • annual state meetings
  • informal regional meetings
  • training and networking opportunities
  • annual membership list
  • a network of mentors and a resource bank of professional assistance

  • discounted registration fee for the annual Women's Caucus Conference (spring)


Caucus Regions (with IUs):

  • Northwest: 5, 6
  • Southwest: 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 27, 28
  • North Central West: 9, 10
  • North Central East: 16, 17
  • South Central West: 8, 11
  • South Central East: 12, 13, 15
  • Northeast: 18, 19
  • East Central: 14, 20, 21, 29
  • Southeast: 22, 23, 24, 25, 26


President: Dr. Francine Endler
Dir. of Curriculum, Hollidaysburg Area SD

Conference Chairs:  Dr. Francine Endler and Dr. Tracy Hinish, Asst. Exec. Dir., Tuscarora I.U. 11

Finance Chair: Cindy Mortzfeld
Exec. Dir., Capital Area I.U. 15


Documents & Awards

* McDaniel Award - awarded each spring to an aspiring school administrator who shows evidence of great leadership potential. 2015 nominations are now being accepted. All nominations due by Feb. 27. CLICK HERE for the nomination form.

* Margaret Smith Leadership Award - awarded annually to a female administrator who has demonstrated proven leadership in education. 2015 nominations are now being accepted. All nominations due by Feb. 27. CLICK HERE for the nomination form.

* Women's Caucus Bylaws (pdf)

* Handouts - 2008 Annual Conference

* Monograph from 2005 Conference (pdf)

Annual Conference:

May 3-5, 2015 in Hershey - REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! Click here for information.

(Click here (pdf) for Maura Donley's presentation "Protecting Your Online Reputation" from the 2014 conference.)
Upcoming Events & Activities:
March 24   Caucus Board meeting    **note change in date** PASA office
May 3-5   Women's Caucus Annual Spring Conference Hershey


Questions? Contact the PASA office.