HOUSTON – Aug. 10, 2016 – Spring ISD Superintendent Dr. Rodney Watson was among the more than 20 superintendents from across the country who recently completed the National Superintendent Certification program offered by AASA, The School Superintendents Association. They will be honored for their accomplishment during AASA’s National Conference on Education, March 2-4, 2017, in New Orleans.
“Pursuing excellence in our schools requires that leaders continually develop and strengthen their leadership skills,” Watson said. “AASA’s National Superintendent Certification program allowed me to sharpen the key skills successful superintendents need and model professional development for our district and campus leaders.”
AASA, founded in 1865, is the premier organization for our nation’s superintendents serving thousands of education leaders throughout the United States.
Launched in 2013, the National Superintendent Certification process is spread over 18 months and is tailored for superintendents who have been in the job five years or fewer. The forums, seminars and coaching provide opportunities to define and examine issues that surface in real life situations. These issues include:
- Providing world-class instructional leadership,
- Building and managing a district budget,
- Mastering effective communication and political skills,
- Using 21st century technology effectively in instruction and management,
- Managing superintendent/school board relations, and
- Designing a career path for oneself.
The AASA National Superintendent Certification Program is a collaborative effort with AASA state affiliates, the National School Boards Association, and business and corporate leaders. The master teachers and guest instructors have all been sitting superintendents and have demonstrable track records of success.
For more information about AASA’s National Superintendent Certification program, contact Mort Sherman, AASA associate executive director, leadership services and awards, at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the AASA website.