Program Details

AASA National Superintendent Certification Program with registration marks


East Cohort Class of 2020

July 10-13, 2019 in Alexandria, VA - Session 3
Feb 10-12, 2020 at NCE in San Diego, CA - Session 4 and Graduation 

Midwest Cohort Class of 2020

July 18-21, 2019 in Chicago, IL - Session 2
Feb 10-12, 2020 at NCE in San Diego, CA - Session 3
July 16-19, 2020 in Chicago, IL - Session 4 and Graduation 

West Cohort Class of 2021

July 22-25, 2019 in Oceanside, CA - Session 1
Feb 10-12, 2020 at NCE in San Diego, CA - Session 2
July 22-25, 2020 in Oceanside, CA - Session 3
Feb 15-17, 2021 at NCE in New Orleans, LA - Session 4 and Graduation 


 The AASA National Superintendent Certification Program® includes nationally recognized leaders, current and former superintendents as the lead educators, content experts and mentors. The current faculty include:

  • Dan Domenech, Executive Director, AASA, The School Superintendents Association
  • Mort Sherman, Associate Executive Director, Leadership Services, AASA, The School Superintendents Association
  • Keith Ballard, Superintendent (ret), Tulsa (OK) Public Schools
  • Mark Bielang, Superintendent, Portage (MI) Public Schools
  • Yvonne Brandon, Superintendent (ret), Richmond (VA) Public Schools
  • Nicholas Clement, Superintendent (ret), Flowing Wells (AZ) School District
  • Gladys Cruz, Superintendent, BOCES (NY)
  • Jack Dale, Superintendent (ret), Fairfax County (VA) Public Schools
  • Susan Enfield, Superintendent, Highline (WA) Public Schools
  • Thomas Gentzel, Executive Director, National School Boards Association
  • Jill Gildea, Superintendent, Greenwich (CT) Public School District
  • Patricia Greco, Superintendent (ret), School District of Menomonee Falls (WI)
  • Lupita Hightower, Superintendent, Tolleson Elementary (AZ) School District
  • Michael Hinojosa, Superintendent, Dallas (TX) Independent School District
  • William Hite, Superintendent, Philadelphia (PA) Public Schools
  • Keith Krueger, Executive Director, Consortium for School Networking
  • Vince Matthews, Superintendent, San Francisco (CA) Unified School District
  • Kevin Maxwell, Superintendent (ret), Prince George's County (MD) Public Schools
  • Steve Murley, Superintendent, Iowa City (IA) Community School District
  • John Pedicone, Superintendent (ret), Tucson (AZ) Unified School District
  • Larry Perondi, Superintendent (ret), Oceanside (CA) Unified School District
  • Gail Pletnick, Superintendent, Dysart (AZ) Unified School District
  • Dave Schuler, Superintendent, Township (IL) High School District #214
  • Amy Sichel, Superintendent, Abington (PA) School District
  • Aaron Spence, Superintendent, Virginia Beach (VA) City Public Schools
  • Ruben Zepeda II, Superintendent, Keppel Union (CA) School District


 The AASA National Superintendent Certification Program® Curriculum includes in-depth investigation through real-world case studies and current issues and events. Each cohort will focus on the following key topics:

  • Transformational Leadership - Vision, Mission, Communications
  • Equity and Personalized Learning
  • Leading Teaching & Learning
  • Creating an Accountable, Learning-Focused District
  • Leading and Managing People
  • Managing Resources
  • Building Relationships
  • The Board of Education and the Superintendent
  • Leading and Managing Change for the Long Term
  • Budgeting and Fiscal Management

If you have questions about the Program, contact the Certification Program Offices at 703-875-0700 .