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New Superintendents' Academy

The Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators (PASA) encourages new superintendents to attend the high-value, three-part New Superintendents' Academy that will provide 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. 
BONUS!  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.

Academy Schedule in 2022-23:

Introduction to the Superintendency: The First 100 Days - July 27
This virtual session provides an overview of what to expect and the essential actions needed as you begin your new role as superintendent.

To sign up for this free webinar, contact Deb Banks at dbanks@pasa-net.org.

Register for the series or individual sessions of the Academy either with a registration form or online: 

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Online Registration:
Click here to sign up for ALL three parts at a discounted rate. Session descriptions are listed below. 

To register for a single session of the New Superintendents' Academy, follow the links below. 
Part 1: Strategic & Cultural Leadership
Part 2: Systems Leadership
Part 3: Professional & Community Leadership

Part 1*: Strategic & Cultural Leadership - September 21-22

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.
Overnight accommodations on Sept. 21 are available for $127 plus tax per night at the Marriott Springhill Suites, 15 Capital Drive, Harrisburg, PA 17110.  Participants are responsible for making their own reservations.  Book your reservation online by August 21. (Hotel has a 72-hour cancellation policy.)

Part 2*: Systems Leadership - November 17-18

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. 

PASA secured a discounted rate of $127 per night plus tax at the SpringHill Suites Harrisburg Hershey. The discounted rate is available until November 10. 
Click here to book your accommodations.   

Part 3*: Professional & Community Leadership - January 9-10, 2023
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.

PASA secured a discounted rate of $127 per night plus tax at the SpringHill Suites Harrisburg Hershey. The discounted rate is available until January 2, 2023. 
Click here to book your accommodations.

NOTE: Although the sessions are sequential, participants are urged to attend them as they are able. Academy programs are repeated annually. 

* PIL Hours
Each two-day program provides 25 Act 45 PIL hours. Those seeking PIL hours must attend all sessions, view any pre-recorded sessions, complete a culminating project, and participate in an online learning community. All requirements must be completed within six (6) months of the face-to-face program.

Build a network of colleagues from across the state!
The Academy provides first-time superintendents with an excellent opportunity to network with your peers. Build a network of colleagues from across the state! The Academy provides you with the opportunity to gain a statewide perspective from participants and session leaders representing the diversity of districts across the commonwealth.  

PIL/Act 45 approved 
25 hours per two-day program

Click here to read what Academy graduates have to say about this program.


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for the series. 
Or for Individual Session Registration:
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

Direct questions to:
Anna Maria Stankovicz