P.O. Drawer 140, 100 Central Circle

Low Moor, VA 24457

540-863-1800 540-863-1804 fax


DATE: January 24, 2018





American Association of School Administrators (AASA) National Superintendent Certification Program


The AASA National Superintendent Certification Program has planned a robust experience that focuses on sharpening the skills that successful superintendents acknowledge are needed to thrive on the job, and provide a relevant experience for our members. It is clear that political and economic pressures of the job are exacerbated by growing intrusions into local control and a prevailing attitude that educators do not have the solutions, and indeed, are part of the problem.


Through our in-depth curriculum, dynamic in-person sessions, one-on-one mentoring, Capstone Project, and long-term professional networks, the AASA National Superintendent Certification Program delivers the comprehensive leadership development career leaders need. Our program focuses on key issues:

        Transformational Leadership

        Understanding and Developing Effective Board-Superintendent Relations

        Understanding and Ensuring Equity

        Navigating Community, State and National Politics

        The Impact Economic Pressures and Budgeting

        Effective Instructional Leadership

        Impactful and Effective Communications with All Stakeholders

        Serving Effectively as CEO and Education Leader in the District and Community


The culminating activity will be a Capstone Project. A Capstone Project is a practitioner-oriented project that will challenge participants to use their knowledge gained during the Certification Program, current expertise, and work experience to analyze a district issue that requires intervention. Participants will develop and implement an action plan to address the issue in a comprehensive and lasting way.


Dr. Keith Ballard, AASA