Aspiring Superintendents Academy® Summer Cohort

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Developing transformational leaders.

The Aspiring Superintendents Academy® is AASA’s signature professional learning opportunity for aspiring district leaders. The summer cohort of this academy balances mandatory in-person sessions and virtual Zoom meetings throughout the school year, connecting participants with an experienced superintendent mentor. Each participant will complete a Capstone Project, to be presented during the final session of the program.

Participants will cover a wide range of essential topics, providing you with a deep understanding of the leadership role of a successful superintendent. Graduates will be transformational leaders who are well-equipped to lead student-centered, 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 10-11, 2024 9:00am-4:00pm ET & July 12, 2024 9:00am-noon ET | AASA Office, Alexandria, Va.

October 9-10, 2024 8:00am-4:00pm CT & October 11, 2024 9:00-noon CT | Chicago Area

March 4, 2025 8:00am-4:00pm CT & March 5, 2025 8:00am-1:00pm CT | Prior to NCE 2025 in New Orleans, La.

April 30, 2025 12:00-4:00 pm ET |  May 1, 2025 9:00-4:00 pm ET | May 2, 2025 9:00-12:00 pm ET | AASA Office, Alexandria, VA

Virtual Meeting Dates and Details

September 19, 2024   4:00pm-5:30 pm ET

November 12, 2024    4:00pm-5:30 pm ET

December 10, 2024    4:00pm-5:30pm ET

January 14, 2025        4:00pm-5:30pm ET

February 18, 2025      4:00pm-5:30pm ET 




July 10, 2024 to March 5, 2025

Application deadline extended to June 28, 2024! Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available after successful completion of this program.


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