National Superintendents Academy

In partnership with District Administration, the ESC is offering the National Superintendents Academy, a comprehensive leadership development opportunity for aspiring K-12 district superintendents. 

The National Superintendents Academy is the premier professional development program for aspiring superintendents. It was founded to prepare new leaders, to address the looming leadership deficit, and to provide a focused supplement to traditional superintendent training and certification programs.

Academy participants learn from highly successful superintendents and executives, and will be equipped with a solid mastery of the complex academic, political and logistical rigors inherent in running a K-12 school district. Graduates have been highly sought after for their capacity to transform the culture of systems and schools, to dramatically improve student achievement, and to close the achievement gap.

Discover leaders’ responses to the COVID-19 pandemic and improve plans utilizing your new KSAs. You’ll build a toolkit to respond to what comes next in life after Coronavirus.

What is included?

This cohort model includes:
  • System leadership
  • Leading learning
  • Accountability for student success
  • Communication and political mapping
  • Finance and budget
  • Board-superintendent relations
  • Community coalition building
  • Career management
  • Post-academy career counseling

When and where is it?

The 2020 cohort will be held at the ESC of Central Ohio on:
  • September 28-30
  • October 26-28
  • November 16-18

More information

Visit the District Administration Leadership Institute website to learn more.

Or contact Wade Lucas or Dan Good at the ESC. 

2020 Cohort Featured Speaker

Dr. Peter Gorman
Former superintendent of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools