Leadership Matters: A Virtual Webinar Series


Each interactive program in this series is presented by leading experts in the field of public education. These engaging professional development opportunities provide important information relevant to the work of superintendents and other school system leaders.

Upcoming Webinars


Archived Webinars


Leader Tracking Systems: Turning Data into Information for School Leadership

March 21, 2018 at 1 p.m. ET

Using Leading Tracking Systems to address school leadership issues has proven effective for six large, urban districts participating in The Wallace Foundation’s Principal Pipeline Initiative (PPI) to train, hire and support talented principals. They have successfully harnessed and leveraged data to help select the right principal, improve on-the-job support, build the bench and improve pipeline components. How can their success be replicated by smaller districts? Two small districts in the early stages of developing leader tracking systems share their story. Drawing on insights gained from the PPI districts, they highlight their district strategies, successes, challenges and lessons learned.

Presenters: Jim Marshall, Faculty, San Diego State University; Toni Faddis, Principal on Special Assignment, Chula Vista Elementary School District; and Dianna Carberry, Assistant Superintendent of Leadership Development and Systems Innovation, Sweetwater Union High School District. Moderator: MaryAnn P. Jobe, AASA Director, Education and Leadership Development.


Improving School Discipline Outcomes and Reducing Exclusion and Disproportionality through Code of Conduct Revision

March 28, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. ET

The Syracuse City School District in New York State conducted a holistic and comprehensive initiative to revise and implement a new code over the last four years resulting in substantial improvements in student disciplinary and academic outcomes. The new Code of Conduct places Equity front and center by creating policies that help eliminate discriminatory disciplinary responses to different groups of students and reduce exclusionary punishments and lost instructional time. Engaging Schools has been a key partner in revising and implementing the new code. Join this webinar to learn about key strategies and activities that resulted in success in implementing the process with fidelity and integrity.

Presenters: Jaime Alicea, Superintendent, Syracuse City School District; Patty Clark, Chief Ombudsman/Student Support Services Officer, Syracuse City School District; Carol Miller Lieber, Engaging Schools


Supporting the Whole Child: A Superintendents' Roundtable

April 12, 2018 at 2 p.m. ET

AASA, in partnership with Panorama Education, will host a webinar about using social-emotional learning (SEL) measurement to support the whole student. Participants will also learn about building staff capacity and engaging the community around social-emotional learning; developing a holistic vision of a graduate and using tools to measure multiple indicators of readiness for college and career; and best practices for using data on a consistent basis to support students.

Presenters: John Marschhausen, superintendent, Hilliard City Schools, Ohio; Molly Walker, coordinator of assessment, technology & data, Hilliard City Schools, Ohio; Eric Gallien, deputy superintendent, Racine Unified School District, Wis.; Andrea Rittgers, director of student services, Racine Unified School District, Wis.; Margo Martin, superintendent, Groton Central School District, N.Y.; Kent Maslin, principal, Groton Elementary School, N.Y.; and Elizabeth Breese, marketing director, Panorama Education.


Live Virtual Programs

These real-time virtual programs are essential professional development opportunities for you and your school system's staff leaders. Additionally, they eliminate travel expenses and reduce time spent out of the office and the school system. All programs are priced per site so that multiple people from the same location can participate for one registration fee.  

Virtual Seminar Partnerships

The AASA Leadership Development department is proud to offer AASA members the opportunity to participate in important and timely virtual seminars through partnerships with business leaders.



With questions contact Gayane Minasyan at gminasyan@aasa.org or Deanna Atkins at datkins@aasa.org.