AASA/Howard University Urban Superintendents Academy

A new cross-institutional partnership that offers a dynamic approach to urban superintendent preparation and certification. AASA, The School Superintendents Association, has launched a distinct partnership with Howard University to bolster the effectiveness of school district leadership in our nation’s urban areas.

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About the AASA/ Howard University Urban Superintendents Academy

The AASA Howard University Urban Superintendents Academy is recognized as one of the premier programs in the country. Drawing on strengths of its members and partners, AASA, The School Superintendents Association brings the most effective and inspiring thought leader practitioners to serve as instructors, mentors, and presenters. Howard University’s deep and historical commitment to academic and lifetime excellence inspires participants through the university’s faculty and other leaders. The two cohorts served by this program are:

Graduate Student Cohort: Prospective superintendents who wish to pursue a Doctorate in Educational Leadership while preparing for certification as an urban superintendent.

National Certification Cohort: Current superintendents and administrators wishing to receive additional training and field experience in educational leadership related to urban settings. In addition to the National Certification from AASA, three graduate education credits are available.

Mentors, who will support both cohorts, will be sitting and recently retired superintendents.schools.

 Goals   
The AASA/Howard University Urban Superintendent Academy is designed to help prospective and in-service educational leaders: 
  • Prepare for and successfully acquire a position as an urban superintendent  
 
  •  Delineate and apply key skills of 21st century leadership     
 
  •  Address critical problems and issues facing all urban superintendents today in a strategic and creative way      
 
  • Deal effectively and creatively with community relations and politics of the urban setting  
 

 

  • Use a range of 21st century facilitative skills to deal with organizational politics and relationship building in the urban school system

 

  •  Become a strategic leader who consistently demonstrates critical reasoning, problem solving, and creativity     
 
  • Learn how to effectively work with the board of education
 

AASA, The School Superintendents Association, has launched a distinct partnership with Howard University to bolster the effectiveness of school district leadership in our nation’s urban areas.      

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Staff Contact: Bernadine Futrell, Ph.D., Director, Awards and Collaborations. Bfutrell@aasa.org or 703-875-0717