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Superintendent Certification Program

Excellence in leadership within our nation’s public schools has never been more vital to our children’s success than it is today.  To provide a dynamic and interactive professional development program that will positively impact student achievement, PASA is partnering with AASA to facilitate a Pennsylvania Cohort of AASA’s premier National Superintendent Certification Program ®.
This program, designed BY superintendents FOR superintendents, is now open to PASA members who are aiming to provide world-class leadership within their districts. Enrollment is available for those who are new superintendents and have completed PASA's New Superintendents Academies and also for active superintendents with three or more years of experience. 
Take advantage of this excellent opportunity!
*Earn 105 PIL hours, designed around the national Professional Standards for Education Leaders (PSEL) and aligned with the Pennsylvania Inspired Leadership (PIL) Standards.
*Address complex issues occurring now within your districts.
*Participate with a statewide collegial network of superintendents, seasoned mentors, and expert state and national facilitators.
*Complete an individualized practitioner-oriented culminating capstone project that will positively impact student achievement within your district.
*Earn National Certification through AASA.
*Investigate key issues in the superintendency, including: Transformational Leadership - Vision, Mission, Communications; Equity & Personalized Learning; Leading Teaching & Learning; Creating an Accountable, Learning-Focused District; Leading & Managing People; Managing Resources; Building Relationships; the Board of Education & the Superintendent; Leading and Managing Change for the Long-Term; Budgeting & Fiscal Management... and more!
Click here for a flier describing this high-value certification program.
Click here to watch a video about the AASA certification program.
Click here to read testimonials about this program.
Schedule for the 2021 PA Cohort:
November 6-7, 2019
March 19-20, 2020
June 24, 25 & 26, 2020
October 12-13, 2020
March 4-5, 2021
All sessions will be held in the PASA office in Harrisburg.
Cost for the program:
(covers tuition for the entire program, meals, a mentor, National Certification and 105 PIL hours). Participation is limited and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis!
Click here for online registration.
Click here for a writable registration form. (Remember: Download, complete and SAVE.
DEADLINE TO REGISTER: September 3, 2019
Payments: Final payment for this program is due no later than October 6.  Payments received after that time will be assessed a $25 late payment fee.
Cancellations: Cancellation requests must be received in writing no less than three (3) weeks prior to the first session. Refunds are not granted for failure to attend, late arrival, unattended events or early departure. PASA is not responsible for weather-related lodging or travel cancellation fees or other program-related costs incurred by attendee. A $100 processing fee applies to all cancellations.

Questions should be directed to: Connie Kindler, Consultant for Professional Development, ckindler@pasa-net.org or (717) 215-4075.