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 .

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.