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.

Participation Opportunities:

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DALI's Public School Superintendent Compensation & Career Report

Superintendents' Frustrations Grow, but Intangible Rewards Remain High

Cover of District Administration Salary SurveyThe nation’s K12 school superintendents are increasingly fatigued and frustrated by pressures to accomplish more in their districts with less resources. For most, though, personal commitment to public education helps overcome sources of stress stemming from many aspects of their jobs.

That’s the top-level finding of the 2012 Public School Superintendent Salary & Career Report, which was prepared by the District Administration Leadership Institute (DALI), the professional development arm of District Administration magazine. The DALI report’s conclusions come from a survey of U.S. superintendents and in-depth interviews with selected superintendent-members of the Institute and other district leaders.

For a preview of more key findings, click here.


Purchase your copy online for $195, shipping included (a second copy may be purchased for $100). All major credit cards are accepted. Please allow 2 weeks for delivery.

Purchase the report here.


 DALI members: You will receive your complimentary copy of the report by mail.