School Administrator Thought Leadership Series

 The second installment in School Administrator’s Thought Leadership Series featuring prominent book authors captures the thinking of author Dan Heath in a conversation with Joe Sanfelippo, superintendent in Fall Creek, Wis.

Aspiring Superintendents Academy® For Female Leaders

Applications for the 2021 Cohort are due by December 1, 2020.

School Administrator: Back to the Redrawing Board

AASA’s latest magazine issue examines governance of schools and the importance of relationships amidst the pandemic.



AASA National Superintendent Certification Program®

Accelerate your leadership growth. Now accepting applications through December 30, 2020.

National COVID-19 School Response Dashboard

AASA is proud to partner on the National COVID-19 School Response Dashboard, the first nationwide database that systematically maps schools’ responses to the pandemic across the United States.

Indicators for Dynamic School Decision-Making

The CDC has released core and secondary indicators for decision makers to consider when deciding to open, close or reopen schools over time. The core indicators include measures of underlying community transmission, as well as a measure of adherence to key mitigation strategies.

School Administrator Extras

A 2-minute video, tied to AASA’s October magazine issue, with superintendent Jill Siler interviewing best-selling author Daniel Pink in the first installment of School Administrator’s Thought Leadership Series. 

Guidelines for Reopening Schools: An Opportunity to Transform Public Education


Read, share and adopt AASA’s guidelines for reopening schools. These recommendations represent the consensus-driven opinions of AASA COVID-19 Recovery Task Forces participants, combined with additional recommendations from national and international frameworks related to ensure that the reopening of schools is as safe, efficient and personalized as possible. Read the press release here. View guiding principles and action steps for reopening.

Virtual Meetings for Educational Leaders

These virtual events are designed so you can learn about topics related to running your districts under quarantine, staying connected to staff and students, implementing and ensuring quality distance learning and more. The AASA Leadership Network is here for you during these challenging times.

COVID-19 Resources: Emergency Management, School Safety and Crisis Planning

AASA recognizes that many of our members have concerns about the ongoing/encroaching spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and its potential impact on schools, and stands ready to provide educators with the most up-to-date information and recommendations.

2019-20 AASA Superintendent Salary & Benefits Study

AASA, The School Superintendents Association, is pleased to release its eighth annual superintendent salary study. The 2019-20 AASA Superintendent Salary & Benefits Study is based on more than 1,300 responses and gauges the compensation, benefits and critical demands of urban, suburban and rural school system leaders across the nation.

AASA, The School Superintendents Association advocates for equitable access for all students to the highest quality public education, and develops and supports school system leaders.


The AASA COVID-19 Recovery Task Force has created a consensus-driven set of guidelines for reopening schools effectively in the COVID-19 environment. This is a living website and will continue to be updated as the Task Force releases additional details. 
View the Guidelines here.


AASA aims to provide the best, most up-to-date information available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We also encourage you to visit the Emergency Management, School Safety and Crisis Planning Community to share resources and participate in discussions with fellow administrators. 
Visit the Coronavirus Resources page here.


In order to support as many leaders as we can while navigating this challenging time, AASA’s Leadership Network cohorts and thought partners are providing FREE webinars where you’ll gain advice and strategies on the most critical issues leaders are facing. 
Register for Webinars here.

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Health and Hunger through the Lens of Race, Ethnicity and Culture

Read AASA's publication, Health and Hunger through the Lens of Race, Ethnicity and Culture. Captured in this publication are the words of African-American, Latinx and Asian-American parents, students, school system leaders and other administrators that reflect the impact of race, ethnicity and culture on health and hunger.

Download the publication [PDF]

Keep Up With The Latest AASA News

AASA Launches Equity Cohort
As students, families and school systems nationwide are embarking on a new academic year in the unprecedented COVID-19 environment, AASA, The School Superintendents Association, is launching a new consortium comprised of school system leaders committed to address the greatest social justice and civil rights issue in the U.S. today—educational inequity.

Read the press release

AASA Releases Results From Second Coronavirus Study
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, AASA issued a nationwide coronavirus school response survey to provide federal, state and local policy makers with data about how districts are adapting and responding to the virus, about prolonged closings, and about the resources and information superintendents are relying on.

Read the press release.


AASA Transformational Leadership Consortium

Through our collective involvement in the AASA Transformational Leadership Consortium, member superintendent leadership skills have been strengthened and highly supported. As school district leaders across the nation consider the integration of technology, AASA is helping to support change, growth, and progress. The AASA Transformational Leadership Consortium will continue to guide this critical work.


Follow @AASAHQ on Instagram

AASA is excited to announce the launch of its Instagram account! Follow us there for even more great content and to stay connected to the organization and your colleagues across the country. Find us on Instagram

The Premier School Solutions Center Partner

School Superintendents can show their respective communities how much they're trying to save money by working with AASA's School Solutions Center.

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