Professional Development Inspiring Innovation, Collaboration, & Excellence for K-12 District Leaders
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Collaborative professional development summits designed exclusively for senior district leaders to address challenges and advances in their areas of expertise.Upcoming Summits
Graduate-style programs providing the skills, resources and support structure for aspiring district leaders to successfully step into a senior administrative role.Upcoming Academies
Technology Leadership Summit
The Technology Leadership Summit is an opportunity to take strategic IT planning to the next level, learn from experts, solution providers and peers from around the country. This event is for Chief Information Officers and other district-level technology leaders.Learn More
Academic Leadership Summit
The Academic Leadership Summit is an exciting, collaborative professional development event exclusively for Chief Academic Officers, assistant superintendents of curriculum, assistant superintendents of teaching & learning, directors of curriculum, directors of teaching and learning.Learn More
The Superintendents Summit provides cutting-edge professional development to school district superintendents and other senior education executives to inspire innovation and leadership excellence in K-12 education.Learn More
National Superintendents Academy
DA’s National Superintendents Academy equips aspiring K-12 superintendents with the skills, systems and relationships they need to successfully step up to the superintendency and, once in the role, to drive significant positive transformations in culture and achievement for their districts.Learn More
Technology Leadership Academy
DA's National Technology Leadership Academy is where current and aspiring district technology leaders learn how high-performing technology departments address digital transformation, develop cross-functional leadership, and help prepare all students to be global digital citizens.Learn More
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What’s the Leadership Buzz?
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My Whole Child Challenge
I never studied Whole Child education in a classroom and never learned about it in my Broad superintendent training. Instead, I learned Whole Child from children: my own kids, and the 47,000 students of the Sacramento City Unified School District, where I arrived as a newly-minted Superintendent in August of 2009.
This was such a beneficial event. To be surrounded by like-minded people and having the opportunity to learn amongst my peers was great. There is nothing like this for CAO’s. The experience was invaluable.
Director for Curriculum, instruction, and Assessment from Clayton County Public Schools
CAO Summit Houston Attendee
CIOs should attend this event because superintendents and school districts are requiring a new kind of approach when it comes to technology, curriculum and instruction. Technology, curriculum and instruction used to be separate, but now they need to be integrated, coherent, comprehensive and strategic. This CIO Academy will help bridge that gap.
Robert Avossa, Ed.D.,
Former superintendent of the School District of Palm Beach County and now senior vice president at LRP Media Group, publishers of DA
I appreciated the level of networking and collaboration from the various participants from all over the country. I was able to hone in into some skills I hadn’t previously considered. I had the opportunity to meet some friends and hear experiences and their trajectories and hear their leadership stories that helped shape my own.
Chief of Staff, Bibb County School District, GA
National Superintendent Academy Graduate Spring 2019 cohort
I loved being a learner for a few days. We don’t do that enough! Your presentations were timely and discussions with other superintendents were valuable.
Dr. Mike S. Stacy,
Superintendent, Beechwood ISD, Fort Mitchell, KY
The challenges we face in K-12 are unique and ever changing, the District Administration CIO Summit convenes seasoned thought leaders to help navigate those waters. From start to finish, the program is salient to our charge, forward thinking and rooted in real experiences instead of abstract notions of best practice. If you seek to move your K12 IT organization from a tactical to a strategic mindset, the District Administration program should be considered compulsory.
CIO of Chicago Public Schools