The Northwest Personnel Administrators joined as a formal organization in the mid-1950's.  Comprised of administrators representing school districts in the North Shore / Northwest Chicago-suburban area, NWPA members assess regional staffing needs, provide a vital network to college and university teacher placement offices throughout the nation, and collaborate on school human resource protocols and practices. 

The Northwest Personnel Administrators are committed to developing and implementing policies, programs, and procedures designed to foster the highest standards in the recruitment and continuing professional development of the member school districts. 

NWPA Schools include Addison Trail/Willowbrook High School, Buffalo Grove High School, Elk Grove High School, John Hersey High School, Prospect High School, Rolling Meadows High School, Wheeling High School, Barrington Community School, Downers Grove Community High School, Evanston Township High School, Glenbard Township High School, Glenbrook High School, Highland Park/Deerfield High School, Hinsdale Township High School, Lake Forest High School, Lake Park Community High School, Leyden Community High School, Lyons Township High School, Maine Township High School, New Trier Township High School, Niles Township High School, Oak Park/River Forest High School, Palatine/Schaumburg Township High School, Proviso Township High School, and Stevenson High School.