Aspiring Superintendents Academy®

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Developing transformational leaders.

The Aspiring Superintendents Academy® includes a combination of mandatory in-person sessions and virtual Zoom meetings during the school year, connection with an experienced superintendent mentor, and completion of a culminating Capstone Project to be presented during the final session. The curriculum will develop your knowledge and strengths, and it will share skills to allow you to lead teams of people effectively. Directing the Academy are leaders with demonstrated expertise leading innovative school districts with a record of improving learning for all students.

The Aspiring Superintendents Academy® covers topics essential to developing a deep understanding of the leadership role of a successful superintendent. Graduates will be transformational leaders who are well-equipped to lead student-centered, equity-focused, future-driven schools with creativity, vision and a commitment to the Whole Learner.

Who Should Apply?

Anyone who aspires to be a superintendent is encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to principals and central office professionals.

Aspiring Superintendents Academy FrameworkAcademy Curriculum Covers: 
  • Framing the Superintendent Role: Knowing Yourself and Your Leadership Strengths and Areas for Growth 
  • Leading for Equity with Urgency
  • Understanding Governance
  • Building a Community of Support
  • Balancing Leadership
  • Leading Learning





Academy Dates and Details

In-Person Meeting Dates and Details

July 12-14, 2023 - Alexandria, Va.
October 11-13, 2023 - Chicago, Ill.
February 14 - 17, 2024 - NCE

May 1-3, 2024 - Alexandria, Va.

Virtual Meeting Dates and Details

Sept. 19, 2023 – 3:00 - 4:30pm ET
Nov. 14, 2023 – 3:00 - 4:30pm ET
Dec. 12, 2023 – 7:00 - 8:00pm ET
January 16, 2024 - 3:00 - 4:30pm ET 
March 19, 2024 – 3:00 - 4:30pm ET



July 12, 2023 to May 3, 2024

Applications for this Academy were due by June 30, 2023.

Applications are now being accepted for Aspiring Superintendents Academy® Hybrid Learning Model!


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