The Aspiring Superintendents Academy® is a highly interactive year-long program that provides the real-world skills our next generation of superintendents will need to thrive.

AASA Aspiring Superintendents Program®

Anyone who aspires to be a superintendent is encouraged to apply.

Participants in the The Aspiring Superintendents Academy® Blended Learning Model will work collaboratively to prepare to become the future leaders of school districts across the country.

Aspiring Superintendents Academy® Blended Learning Model

Digital learning technology meets connected dialogic learning.

2019-20 Academy Dates and Details

WHERE: Alexandria, Va., San Diego, Calif., and districts to be finalized.

LEAD TEACHER: David Schuler, superintendent, District 214, Ill., 2018 Superintendent of the Year®, and AASA past president.

  • July 16 – 19, 2019, Alexandria, VA
  • October 17 - 19, 2019, Chicago, IL
  • February 12 - 15, 2020, San Diego, Calif. (National Conference on Education)
  • April 24 - 26, 2020, Alexandria, VA

Applications are currently being taken for the 2019-20 Aspiring Superintendents Academy®. DEADLINE for applications: May 15, 2019.


Participant Experience

The Academy’s learning environment stands at the forefront of integrated digital learning technology and marries the best of connected dialogic learning with highly accessible online and in person environments. Delivered via a sophisticated mix of synchronous and asynchronous learning, the Academy enables participants to co-construct their learning, shaping their direction through guided exploration and meaningful peer level interaction.

Applications are not being accepted at this time.

With questions contact AASA Leadership Network at