• AASA, The School Superintendents Association and the Mississippi Association of School Administrators are proud to present a 9-month blended learning experience for those who aspire to the superintendency.

    The AASA/Mississippi Aspiring Superintendents Academy will demystify the position of the school superintendent and provide a blueprint for success in key areas of the role. Through real-world, situational leadership tasks, participants will work collaboratively to prepare themselves to become the future leaders of school districts across Mississippi and the country. Aside from the experiential learning and growth that participants will undergo as a result of their involvement, they will also benefit from expanding their professional networks and interacting with a variety of highly experienced and successful superintendents.

    The AASA/Mississippi Aspiring Superintendents Academy is purposefully designed to promote a highly interactive exchange on topics essential for participants to develop understanding and knowledge of the role of school superintendent. Connecting leadership responsibilities to participants’ knowledge of themselves, their leadership styles, and strengths prepares them to effectively lead their districts. Throughout the Academy, participants explore leadership strategies to enhance their presence and impact within their context. A major focus is placed upon participants’ engagement in simulations, case studies and applied activities. The Academy challenges participants to enrich their educational philosophy and foster a vibrant learning culture to enhance outcomes for their students, teachers, administrators and school communities.