What is the DA Leadership Institute?

The mission of the District Administration Leadership Institute (DALI) is to provide cutting-edge professional development to school district superintendents and other senior education executives to inspire innovation and leadership excellence in K12 education.

This mission is accomplished through top-tier live events focused on intensive networking and collaboration with innovative solution providers, and through engagement in virtual communities to promote ongoing discussion, debate, and the sharing of professional resources and leadership initiatives.

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Leadership Profiles

Superintendent Rod Thompson on how to manage ultrafast district growth

A 30 percent shift in diversity is driving exciting new opportunities
Lynn Russo Whylly
Originally published in: 
District Administration
March, 2014

Donald Brann rebuilds trust at a California district

Financially-struggling Inglewood USD was taken over by state in 2012
Lynn Russo Whylly
Originally published in: 
District Administration
January, 2014

Superintendent Joe Kitchens turns technology against dropout rate

Leader of Oklahoma's Western Heights Schools finds solutions in high-tech programs
Lauren Williams
Originally published in: 
District Administration
November, 2013

Superintendent Tom Johnstone driven by social justice

Superintendent makes education of the immigrant community much of his life’s work.
Originally published in: 
District Administration
August, 2013

Superintendent Kelvin Adams turns around St. Louis schools

Superintendent has used data to restore credibility to district taken over by state
Lauren Williams
Originally published in: 
District Administration
July, 2013

Setting a Foundation with Reading and Writing

Joseph Lopez has brought the Texas Literacy Initiative to El Paso.
Lauren Williams
Originally published in: 
District Administration
June, 2013

When Being Fired Becomes an Epiphany

This Illinois superintendent went corporate and then returned to education with a greater focus.
Angela Pascopella
Originally published in: 
District Administration
May, 2013

Empathy for All

This southern superintendent thinks about struggling students in all she does.
Jennifer Elise Chase
Originally published in: 
District Administration
March, 2013

Big Shoes Filled

A lifetime of small-town values spurs continuous success for Joyce Littleton Craft in the Hot Springs (Ark.) School District.
Jennifer Elise Chase
Originally published in: 
District Administration
February, 2013

Superintendent Capolupo Goes to Washington

Pennsylvania superintendent gets two chances to promote unique literacy building.
Jennifer Elise Chase
Originally published in: 
District Administration
January, 2013

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