DA's National Superintendents Academy
DA’s National Superintendents Academy equips aspiring K12 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.
Graduates are prepared to inspire and lead school districts toward the cultural shifts that enable better collaboration between stakeholders, a stronger focus on the mission, and improved outcomes for every learner.
Now accepting applications for our Fall 2019 cohort.
Location: Hilton Downtown Chicago, 720 South Michigan Avenue
Dates: September 26-28, October 24-26 and November 21-23
Tuition: $4,000* (includes meals and materials)
(Discount available for employees of DA Leadership Institute member districts.)
Learn from highly successful superintendents and executives who share the essential systems and leadership philosophies they have used to significantly increase performance across large organizations. You will complete the program equipped with a solid mastery of the complex academic, political and logistical rigors inherent in running a K12 school district – communicating effectively with your school board, managing a large organization, and building an inspired, empowered and accountable culture that supports student achievement and leads to continuous growth and improvement.
Benefits for Your District
Dr. Peter Gorman, Superintendent in Residence
Dr. Peter Gorman brings more than 30 years of experience in education as the president and CEO of Peter Gorman Leadership Associates. He was a teacher, principal and district administrator in Orange, Seminole and Osceola counties in Florida before becoming superintendent of schools in Tustin, California. In 2006, he became superintendent of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in North Carolina. The district won the 2011 Broad Prize in Urban Education, and 17 members of the team have gone on to become superintendents.