• Do you wish to explore professional practice as a Minnesota School Superintendent?

    2020 - 2021 Minnesota Aspiring Superintendents’ Academy

    A partnership among
    The Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA)
    The American Association of School Administrators (AASA) and
    Sourcewell (formerly NJPA)

    The Minnesota Aspiring Superintendents’ Academy provides a rich, collegial cohort opportunity for school leaders who wish to become Minnesota School Superintendents.  The Academy focuses on developing a professional practice in the superintendency that is grounded in evidence-based knowledge, skills, and dispositions that contribute to successful capstone leadership.  Sessions are taught by experienced, effective school leaders and each participant will be paired with a coach for guidance during the cohort and beyond.

    Participation will be limited, and applications will be screened for the highest quality candidates.  Those selected for participation in the program will be outstanding, high performing leaders whose next logical career step would be the superintendency.  This program will support the transition into the first position as superintendent and each participant will receive a certificate of completion.

    Please note that this is NOT a licensure program.

    2020-2021 Dates (all sessions are Friday – Saturday):

    All sessions are located at the MASA Building in St. Paul (except for the September session, which will be held virtually).  The program includes 10 Content Days in 5 sessions and access to coaching between sessions.

    (All sessions are Friday – Saturday):

    September 18-19, 2020 (virtual session)

    November 13-14, 2020

    January 22-23, 2021

    March 26-27, 2021

    May 21-22, 2021

    Cost to participants is just $1,000 per person.  Fees include program, materials, refreshments, light breakfasts, and lunches during the sessions.  Participants are responsible for travel and lodging.  We have secured a discounted lodging rate at several area hotels.
    The program is offered at this affordable cost due to the support of Sourcewell and AASA.

    To apply: https://aasa.org/form.aspx?ekfrm=38032  Application Deadline is Thursday, August 20, 2020.