New Superintendents' Academy
The three-part Academy is designed to provide practical information and tools to assist the superintendent’s entry into his or her new position. Each Academy program focuses on an essential leadership standard and provides proven strategies for assuring successful first impressions with your school community and beyond. Learn from and network with highly successful educational leaders, as well as with colleagues who, like you, are new to the superintendent’s position. Plus, the Academy provides an opportunity to gain a statewide perspective from both participants and Academy session leaders representing the diversity of districts across the commonwealth.
Academy Schedule in 2021...
Part 1: Strategic & Cultural Leadership - September 23-24
New superintendents will learn strategies for developing and enacting a mission, vision and core values for the academic success and well-being of all students. Facilitated discussions will focus on effectively transitioning to the new role, prioritizing safety, developing a positive relationship with the school board, creating an organizational structure based on the district's needs and priorities, developing an appropriate superintendent evaluation process, and assuring equitable opportunities for all students.
Part 2: Systems Leadership - November 15-16
New superintendents will gain understanding about the importance of assuring systems and processes for managing and allocating resources transparently, efficiently, effectively and safely to foster equitable access to learning opportunities.
Part 3: Professional & Community Leadership - January 20-21, 2022
Inherent in professional and community leadership are effective and ongoing communication, collaboration and empowerment of others inside and outside of the organization in the pursuit of excellence in student learning. New superintendents will learn strategies that engage all stakeholders.
NOTE: Although the sessions are sequential, participants do NOT have to attend them in order.
For the 2020 Academy: PIL Hours
Those seeking 25 Act 45 PIL hours need to attend both both days of virtual sessions, view any pre-recorded sessions, and complete several reflections and a short action plan within Canvas. Deadline to complete the requirements within Canvas for Part 1 is December 1.
25 hours per two-day program
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