School System Leaders Vying for National Superintendent Certification

James Minichello
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Alexandria, Va. – July 17, 2014 – The 2014 cohort of AASA’s National Superintendent Certification Program are in Alexandria, Va., this week working on a comprehensive professional development experience that offers exciting and relevant experiences to sharpen their executive leadership skills.

The program is designed for superintendents who have been in the job five years or less. The forums, seminars, webinars, simulations, coaching and mentoring provide opportunities to define and examine with colleagues issues that surface in real life, on-the-job situations.

“Together with our partner, the SUPES Academy, we have planned a robust experience for superintendents focusing on sharpening their skills and practices that are necessary for success,” said Daniel A. Domenech, executive director, AASA. “I know firsthand how demanding a superintendent’s job is, which is why this program is so important.”

The 26 superintendents who make up the current cohort will graduate in 2016. Last summer, the first cohort of administrators was comprised of 28 superintendents. Their program will end at the AASA National Conference on Education in February 2015 in San Diego.

More details about the program and the application form can be found at



About AASA
AASA, The School Superintendents Association, founded in 1865, is the professional organization for more than 10,000 educational leaders in the United States and throughout the world. AASA’s mission is to support and develop effective school system leaders who are dedicated to the highest quality public education for all children. For more information, visit