Recognition Ceremony Held at AASA’s National Conference on Education
Excellence in leadership in our nation’s public schools took a major step forward when AASA, The School Superintendents Association, announced the 2016 class of superintendents to earn National Superintendent Certification.
Mike Laub, superintendent of the Avon Local Schools, was among the nearly 30 superintendents from across the country honored for completing the certification program. The announcement was made at AASA’s National Conference on Education, held last month, in Phoenix, Ariz.
AASA, founded in 1865, is the premier organization for the nation’s superintendents serving thousands of education leaders throughout the United States.
AASA’s National Superintendent Certification program is a one-of-a-kind professional experience that helps school district leaders excel on the job. The program focuses on sharpening the key skills successful superintendents need to thrive.
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.
Laub was hired by the Avon Local Schools in 2012.
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, www.aasa.org
AASA, The School Superintendents Association, founded in 1865, is the professional organization for more than 13,000 educational leaders in the United States and throughout the world. AASA’s mission is to support and develop effective school system leaders who are dedicated to the highest quality public education for all children. For more information, visit www.aasa.org.