Program Details


AASA National Superintendent Certification Program®



Midwest Cohort Class of 2020

Virtual Session: July 17, 2020
November 13-15, 2020, Naples, FL - Session 4 and Graduation

  West Cohort Class of 2021

Virtual Session: July 24, 2020
November 6-8, 2020  in Buckeye, AZ - Session 3
Feb 15-17, 2021 at NCE in New Orleans, LA - Session 4 and Graduation 

East Cohort Class of 2022

Virtual Session; July 10, 2020 - Kick off
September 25-27, 2020 in Alexandria VA - Session 1
February 15-17, 2021 at NCE in New Orleans, LA - Session 2
July 15-17, 2021   Alexandria, VA- Session 3
Feb 14-16, 2022 Nashville, TN- 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 Network, AASA, The School Superintendents Association
•    Valerie Truesdale Assistant Executive Director, Leadership Network, AASA, The School Superintendents Association
•    Amy Sichel, Lead Superintendent, AASA National Superintendent Certification Program®
•    Richard Bagin, Executive Director, National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA)
•    Keith Ballard, Superintendent (ret), Tulsa (OK) 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
•    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 (CoSN)
•    Kevin Maxwell, Superintendent (ret), Prince George's County (MD) Public Schools
•    Steve Murley, Superintendent, Iowa City (IA) Community School District
•    Noelle Ellerson Ng, Associate Executive Director, Advocacy and Governace
•    Gail Pletnick, Superintendent, (ret), Dysart (AZ) Unified School District
•    Dave Schuler, Superintendent, Township (IL) High School District #214
•    Aaron Spence, Superintendent, Virginia Beach (VA) City Public Schools

 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:

•    Gathering the Group and Building Community
•    Ethics and Professional Norms for Superintendents Serving Students of Today and Tomorrow
•    Promoting Equity and Cultural Responsiveness: Building a Shared Vision of Student Achievement and Well Being
•    A Vision for Educational Leadership in the 21st Century
•    Superintendent and Board Relations, Policies, and Procedures
•    The Superintendent and the District’s Communication Plan
•    Organizational Culture Building: Promoting a Shared Vision for Quality Teaching and Learning
•    Engaging Families, Businesses, Government Agencies, and the Community
•    The Superintendent as the Instructional Leader: Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction in the 21st Century Educational Environment
•    The Role of the Superintendent in Promoting the School and System Improvement Process
•    Addressing Social Emotional and Academic Learning; Building a Community of Care and Support for All Students
•    Operations and Management
•    Legislative Advocacy and Culminating Capstone Projects
•    Putting it All Together: Culminating Capstone Projects, Reflections, and Graduation

If you have questions about the Program, contact the Certification Program Offices at 703-875-0700.
AASA Cancellation Policy:
To receive a refund, cancellation requests must be received in writing no less than 14 days prior to a program start.  Refunds are not granted for failure to attend, late arrival, unattended events or early departure. AASA is not responsible for weather related cancellations, airfare, hotel or other costs incurred by attendee that are associated with the program. A $100 processing fee applies to all cancellations.