Aspiring Superintendents Academy® for Female Leaders

Aspiring Women

The AASA Aspiring Superintendents Academy® for Female Leaders is a powerful vehicle to put female leaders in the driver's seat of their career. The Academy brings together women who are on the path to the superintendency to build knowledge and confidence in their ability to lead. The goal of this unique opportunity is to create the time and space for learning, connection, and introspection. Directing the Academy are female superintendents with demonstrated expertise leading innovative school districts with a record of improving learning for all students.

Who should apply?

Female leaders who aspire to be superintendents are encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to central office professionals and principals. Superintendents and members of district governing bodies are encouraged to nominate professionals.

Academy Dates and Details

2023-24 In-Person Meetings:

October 5 – 7, 2023 | Naples, FL

February 13-14, 2024, NCE 2024 | San Diego Calif.

June 19 -21, 2024 | Washington, DC

2023-24 Virtual Meetings:

December 13, 2023 5:00pm - 6:30pm EST

March 13, 2024 5:00pm - 6:30pm EST 

Academy Themes

Nimble and Resilient Leadership for Changing Times

Leading with Vulnerability and Grace

Leading for Equity

Partners experience for me like nothing else in my career development...I will look back forever on my career and attribute the growth and my personal development to the things I've learned through this course.

Maggie Fehrman

Superintendent, City Schools of Decatur (Ga.)

Maggie Fehrman, City Schools of Decatur (Ga.)


October 5, 2023 to June 21, 2024

See Academy Dates and Details section for additional information, Applications were due by September 20, 2023.


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  • Valerie Truesdale

    Senior Assistant Executive Director, Leadership Network

    AASA, The School Superintendents Association


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