About Aspiring Superintendents Academy®

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The Aspiring Superintendents Academy® is a highly interactive year-long program that provides the real-world skills our next generation of superintendents will need to thrive. The Academy will cover topics essential to developing a deep understanding of the leadership role of a successful superintendent.  

The Aspiring Superintendents Academy® includes four mandatory in-person sessions during the 2017-18 school year, connection with an experienced superintendent mentor, and completion of a culminating Capstone Project to be presented during the final session. The curriculum will develop your knowledge and strengths, and it will prepare you to lead teams of people effectively. Directing the Academy are leaders with demonstrated expertise leading innovative school districts with a record of improving learning for all students.

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2017-18 Academy Dates and Details

 
   WHERE: Alexandria, Va.
   LEAD TEACHER: David Schuler, superintendent, District 214, Ill., and AASA past president
 
ACADEMY DATES:
  • July 19 – 22, 2017, Alexandria, Va.
  • October 20 – 22, 2017, Alexandria, Va.
  • February 14 – 17, 2018, Nashville, Tenn. (National Conference on Education)
  • May 4 – 6, 2018, Alexandria, Va.
 

2018-19 Academy Dates and Details

 
  WHERE: Alexandria, Va.

  

LEAD TEACHER: David Schuler, superintendent, District 214, Ill., and AASA past president

 



ACADEMY DATES:
  • July 17 – 20, 2018, Alexandria, Va.
  • October 19 – 21, 2018, Alexandria, Va.
  • February 13 – 16, 2019, Los Angeles, Calif. (National Conference on Education)
  •  May 3 – 5, 2019, Alexandria, Va.
 
  *Applications are currently being taken for the 2018-19 Aspiring Superintendents Academy® with review of application beginning in January, 2018. DEADLINE for applications: April 15, 2018.

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Who is Encouraged to Apply?

 Anyone who aspires to be a superintendent is encouraged to apply.   Priority will be given to building leaders and central office professionals.  Superintendents and members of district governing bodies are encouraged to nominate professionals.  

 Participation will be limited to 30 per cohort. Applications will be screened for the highest quality candidates.  Those selected for participation in the program will be outstanding, high-performing leaders whose next logical career moves would be to the superintendency.   

 Academy Vision:   

 
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Development of educational leaders who are prepared to lead school districts and positively affect the success of all students, families and school community.   

 

  •  The Academy curriculum will cover:
  •  Knowing Yourself as a Leader 
  •  Framing the Role of the Superintendent
  •  Communications for Impact
  •  Leadership for the 22nd Century
  •  Supervision and Evaluation
  •  Governance and Board Relationships
  •  Data-Driven Decision Making and Leadership
  •  Balancing Leadership – Instructional Leadership vs Operations
  •  Human Capital and Leadership Development
  •  Mentoring
  •  Leadership Development Capstone Activity

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 * The registration fee of $6,000.00 will be invoiced upon acceptance.