ICS is proud to sponsor the first-ever School Superintendents Association (AASA) certification program held in Minnesota! In collaboration with the Southeast Service Cooperative and the Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA), we’re excited to participate in this interactive professional development program.
The AASA’s National Superintendent Certification Program is a dynamic, interactive professional development program held over two school years. The program will engage superintendents through professional learning opportunities and environments, as they gain valuable skills needed to succeed in today’s public schools.
To date, over 200 superintendents have completed this course. The first Minnesota certification program will add 30 people to that group. “We couldn’t be more proud to support the program,” said Dave Bergeron, ICS Partner. “What they’ll be teaching these school leaders over the next two years will be instrumental in their success,”
The AASA Leadership Network drives superintendent success, innovation, and growth, shaping the future of public education while preparing students for what’s next. They’re the largest, most diverse network of superintendents in America. Passionate and committed, they connect educational leaders to the professional learning, leadership development, relationships, and partnerships they need to ensure a long career of impact.
As part of the curriculum, superintendents will have the opportunity to learn about the complex process of facility planning. These can often be massive projects for superintendents, and in many cases, it’s a task that school leaders won’t get exposure to until it’s time to plan for building upgrades. At ICS, we know how much work goes into successful facility projects – from community involvement in the planning process, to the funding mechanisms available for building projects, to communications, and even just the overall design of each building – it’s a lot. We’re proud to support an initiative that educates Minnesota’s school leaders in navigating their districts and communities through this process!