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New Superintendents' Academy

for new superintendents and those close to making a move into that position…

New Superintendents’ Academy Series
2023-2024 School Year
Are you or will you soon be taking on a new role as chief school administrator? GET READY!
The Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators (PASA) encourages new superintendents to attend the high-value, three-part New Superintendents' Academy that will provide you with an in-depth overview about your new role. Sessions vary in theme and are led by experienced Pennsylvania superintendents and education experts who offer information and practical advice regarding the complicated issues and challenges unique to your new leadership role.  This series is aimed at enhancing your leadership skills and capacities in the key areas of Strategic and Cultural Leadership, Systems Leadership, and Professional and Community Leadership.
BONUS! The Academy provides you, as a first-time superintendent, with an excellent opportunity to network with your peers and build a network of colleagues from across the state! Additionally, you will have the opportunity to gain a statewide perspective from participants and session leaders representing the diversity of districts across the Commonwealth.
*PIL CREDIT* Each two-day session of the Academy is approved for 25 hours of PIL/Act 48 credit, predicated upon program attendance and completion of the embedded activities.

Introduction to the Superintendency – July 26: The First 100 Days
Part 1 – September 27-28:  Strategic & Cultural Leadership
Part 2 – November 16-17:  Systems Leadership
Part 3 – January 11-12:  Professional & Community Leadership
(Note: Although Academy programs are sequential, new superintendents are urged to attend them as they are able.  Academy programs are repeated annually.)
PASA members who register for one or more of these workshops will be invited to a monthly Listen and Sharing Virtual Series to provide additional information and guidance critical to new superintendents’ success. These sessions will be scheduled on months between and after Part 1-3 Academies and provide opportunities to stay connected with colleagues you meet in the program.
Introduction to the Superintendency: The First 100 Days-Webinar
This FREE virtual session provides an overview of what to expect and the essential actions needed as you begin your new role as superintendent.

PART 1 - "Strategic & Cultural Leadership"
This program will focus on the importance of vision, goals and an empowering culture that promote student and staff growth and working effectively with the school board.
Part 2 – “Systems Leadership”
Developing systems and processes are core to school and student success. This Academy focuses on leadership strategies to develop interconnected, relevant systems that support the district’s primary mission of teaching and learning.   
Part 3 - “Professional and Community Leadership”
Professional and community leadership is about establishing a school community in which all learners grow socially, emotionally, and cognitively. This Academy focuses on effective communications and collaborative practices to develop a community of educators in which professional growth is ongoing,  to maximize meaningful and mutually beneficial parent and community engagement, and to promote effective advocacy strategies to ensure the future viability of public education.


Introduction to the Superintendency: The First 100 Days- FREE Webinar
This FREE virtual session provides an overview of what to expect and the essential actions needed as you begin your new role as superintendent. No Registration Required. Just follow the link below!


September 27-28, 2023, November 16-17, 2023 & January 11-12, 2024

September 27-28, 2023

November 16-17, 2023

January 11-12, 2024

Academy Schedule
Day 1:
Check-in at 8:30 a.m.
Program begins at 9:00 a.m.
Day 2:
Check-in at 8:30 a.m.
Program begins at 9:00 a.m.

Program concludes at approximately 2 p.m. 

(Includes continental breakfast, lunch and reception/dinner on Day 1, continental breakfast and lunch on Day 2)
Complete Series:
$800 for PASA members
$950 for nonmembers

Two-day Program:
$280 for PASA members
$330 for nonmembers

Join PASA as a member and pay the lower member prices and benefit from the additional Listen and Sharing Virtual Series!


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15 Capital Drive at I-81 Progress Avenue Exit 69 Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17110-9446

Book a room:
Part 1 (September 26-28, 2023)
Last Day to Book: Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Part 2 (November 15-17,2023)
Last Day to Book: Wednesday, October 25, 2023
Last Day to Book: Wednesday, December 20, 2023