Aspiring Superintendent Academy® Blended Learning Model

 Aspiring Blended Model

The Aspiring Superintendents Academy® will demystify the position of the school superintendent and provide a blueprint for success in key areas of the role. Through real-world, situational leadership tasks, participants will work collaboratively to prepare themselves to become the future leaders of school districts across the country. Aside from the experiential learning and growth that participants will undergo as a result of their involvement, they will also benefit from expanding their professional networks and interacting with a variety of highly experienced and successful superintendents. 

The deadline for applications is December 15, 2018


asplearning Learning Intentions

  Throughout the Academy, participants explore leadership strategies to enhance their presence and impact within their context. A major focus is placed upon participants’ engagement in simulations, case studies and applied activities. The Academy challenges participants to enrich their educational philosophy and foster a vibrant learning culture to enhance outcomes for their students, teachers, administrators and school communities.

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aspparticipant Participant Experience


The Academy’s learning environment stands at the forefront of integrated digital learning technology and marries the best of connected dialogic learning with highly accessible online and in person environments. Delivered via a sophisticated mix of synchronous and asynchronous learning, the Academy enables participants to co-construct their learning, shaping their direction through guided exploration and meaningful peer level interaction.

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aspiring blended content Content and Modules

  Segmented into seven key themes, the program engages participants in a comprehensive exploration of the responsibilities and opportunities of being a school superintendent. Through collaborative exploration participants will gain a deeper understanding of their drivers and derailers and develop their capacity to overcome current and future challenges.

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"The Aspiring Superintendents Academy® is a unique and worthwhile learning opportunity. The blended format of online and in-person sessions is the perfect combination for busy school leaders. Participants are required to use various forms of technology, including social media, all of which can be used to increase a district’s cutting-edge approach. I would recommend this program as great preparation to anyone considering a future as an executive school leader." — Greg Paczak, director of accountability & assessment, Madison County School District, Miss.

Join today:
frameworkThe 12-month long blended learning academy will include a 1-Day Kick-Off Workshop on February 13, 2019, live in Los Angeles, Calif., immediately prior to AASA's National Conference on Education

The academy will include six online meetings from 4 – 5:30 p.m. CT/5 – 6:30 p.m. ET.

  •  March 18, 2019
  • May 9, 2019
  • July 10, 2019
  • September 10, 2019
  • November 13, 2019
  • January 14, 2020

A second in-person Workshop will take place February 12, 2020, live in San Diego, Calif., immediately prior to AASA's National Conference on Education


 * The registration fee of $1,995.00 will be invoiced upon acceptance.

For more information or questions, please contact Mort Sherman, associate executive director, leadership services, AASA at