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First Class of 23 Graduates from AASA’s Aspiring Superintendents Academy, Taking a Bow at Conference’s Close

Graduation Ceremonies

The first-ever class of superintendents and other administrators to graduate from AASA’s Aspiring Superintendents Academy was recognized during the 3rd General Session of AASA’s national conference in Nashville on Saturday morning.

The group of 23 aspiring superintendents completed 10 months of intensive coursework on leadership topics such as Leading with a Vision for Excellence, Effective Community and Stakeholder Communications and Engagement, and Working Effectively with the School Board. Participants also completed a Capstone project on school leadership.

The AASA Aspiring Superintendents Academy® cohort graduates were:

This program focuses on developing a professional practice grounded in evidence-based knowledge, skills and dispositions, resulting in certification and transition for participants into their first position as a superintendent.

For more information about AASA’s Aspiring Superintendents Academy®, contact Mort Sherman, AASA associate executive director, leadership services and awards, at

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