Dear Colleagues,

Join the 2014 cohort of AASA’s National Superintendent Certification Program! If you are looking for a chance to meet some interesting and talented colleagues and hone your professional skills, this is the time to act. You need to apply by April 1 to be included in this year’s cohort.

You will learn from the best in the business. You will also have the opportunity to design a capstone project that suits your needs and the needs of your own district. This is a program grounded in the real world.

In addition, for the first time, school system leaders who complete the program are eligible to receive up to 24 credits—an approximate $25,000 value—toward a doctor of education degree administered by Nova Southeastern University. NSU’s doctoral program has a concentration in education leadership that focuses on the knowledge, skills and abilities needed by a chief executive officer. It combines senior administrative research with critical and creative thinking that will address educational challenges for today’s superintendent.

As I have said before, at AASA our job is to help you succeed at your job. I am convinced that the National Superintendent Certification Program can provide you with a huge professional boost. Together with our partner, The Supes Academy, we have planned a robust experience for superintendents focusing on sharpening their skills and practices that are necessary for success.

An application form for the program can be accessed by visiting If you have any questions, please call the program office at 855-803-7547.


Daniel A. Domenech,
Executive Director
AASA, The School Superintendents Association