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Our kids deserve great schools.  Our communities want great schools. Our country needs great schools.


Great schools are the result of great leadership.

     We are dedicated to advancing our members' success and promoting their profession. We believe in them and their collective energy, knowledge, and expertise is our key resource.      
     The growing SUPERINTENDENT'S RESOURCE COLLECTION is centered on the job’s unique needs and challenges. It offers the means to boost achievement, including solutions to problems that waste time; tools and tips for improving management; sample documents and strategies for more effective leadership, innovative programs and ideas, and much more.
     PROJECT LEAD is our nation-wide grassroots campaign for meaningful educational reform.  Together educators can restore confidence in our leadership and position ourselves to bring about the organized, rational, well-founded, and sustainable long-range policies our kids, our communities and our country so desperately want and need. 

Every day superintendents across the US are achieving amazing things. We envision what 17,000 superintendents can do together!

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     The Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) is the gold standard of professional organizations. It is the largest umbrella organization for school leaders in the nation, with more than 17,000 members. This exciting partnership promises to take efforts to advance superintendents’ success and promote the profession to the next level as well as dramatically increase capacity to advance PROJECT LEAD. We are inviting AASA, state, regional, and local organizations to join us because together we can be stronger and we can more effectively serve our members and our country’s kids. Use the icons below for more about ACSA. Scroll for more.

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Join Michael Lubelfeld for #SUPTchat
Wednesday, March 2, 7:00 p.m. Central
(8:00 p.m. Atlantic; 6:00 p.m. Mountain; 5:00 p.m. Pacific)

Topic: TBD (but sure to be an adventure in learning)

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 U.S. Senate Approves ESEA Reauthorization Bill

Congress is now one step closer to replacing the No Child Left Behind Act. ACSA's Naj Alikhan examines the Every Student Succeeds Act and the effect it has on public education.     Read More...

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The Perfect "Pass a Referendum" Speech 

LEADERSHIP
* Model Standards for Supervising Your Principals

PUBLIC RELATIONS
* Parents vs. Districts: What You Need to Know 
* Sharpening School Marketing
* Win Your Next Bond Issue Election
 
 

YOUR CONTRACT
* Board Obligations in Your Relationship
* Evaluation as Average of Board Feedback

* Salary Adjustments Tied to Board Evaluation

Superintendent Success Stories

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Meet Wesley Smith, Executive Director of ACSA

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Meet Sonny Da Marto, Executive Committee Chair

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Video Introduction to PROJECT LEAD

By Don Haddad, Superintendent
St. Vrain Valley School District
Longmont, Colorado

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Summary of PROJECT LEAD

WHAT IS PROJECT LEAD?

PROJECT LEAD is a grassroots superintendents' campaign to lead the way to organized, rational, well-founded and effective long-range policy development.

HOW DO SUPERINTENDENTS SUPPORT PROJECT LEAD?

1. Educate the public to restore confidence in our nation’s schools and their leadership.

It's time for superintendents to use their voices. They are high-profile public officials with access to audiences in every community in America.  They must get the facts and make them known.

2. Cultivate key roles for superintendents in state and national policy decisions.

It's also time for superintendents to own their status. They are our country's authentic front-line educational leaders and they must make it clear that legitimate reform requires their input.

PROJECT LEAD Resources

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THE SUPERINTENDENT'S RESOURCE COLLECTION
More than 800 tips, solutions, innovative ideas, sample documents and much more in 12 categories!
"No matter how good you are, even you can't know it all." ~Pamela Joyce Kallen

2015 Superintendent of the Year Awards

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    2015 Superintendent of the Year Read More
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    2015 Superintendent of the Year Runner-Up Read More
  • Michael Lubelfeld +

    2015 Superintendent of the Year Finalist Read More
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    2015 Superintendent of the Year Finalist Read More
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    2015 Superintendent of the Year Finalist Read More
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