The first cohort of 25 superintendents will meet in San Diego, Calif., July 22-25, to begin a comprehensive professional development experience offering relevant experiences to sharpen the executive leadership skills that superintendents need most to be successful.
“In today’s world, a superintendent must not only be an instructional leader, but a CEO and community leader as well,” said Domenech as he introduced the program. “To be effective today, superintendents must have talents and abilities that extend way beyond the management of curriculum and instruction. We have designed the AASA National Superintendent Certification Program to prepare newer superintendents for this sometimes daunting job.”
The program, spread over 18 months, is tailored for superintendents who have been in the job five years or less. The forums, seminars, and coaching provide opportunities to define and examine issues that surface in real life situations.