Executive Directors and Deputy Executive Directors of Superintendent and Administrator Associations from across the country are working together to enhance professional development for their members.

This charge, led by Chris Wigent, MASA executive director, and Dr. Tina Kerr, deputy executive director of MASA,  started with one meeting this spring. Executive directors from other superintendent associations from around the United States gathered in Atlanta to spend two days learning from each other’s experiences and professional development offerings.

This work will continue this school year with a focus on current topics, including: leadership academies, new superintendent programs, women in leadership, statewide conferences, etc.

“It’s important to MASA staff that we are offering our members the most up-to-date, cutting edge professional development possible,” said MASA Executive Director Chris Wigent. “Meeting with our colleagues from many different states several times each year to learn what has worked, what needs improvement, and new trends in the field ensures that MASA will offer relevant, quality professional development opportunities and that our members will get the information they need to be successful in their role.”

Executives Directors and Deputies from 24 states and an AASA representative are currently participating in this collaborative effort. Surveys and video conference calls will be used to identify “best practices” in the areas mentioned above which will be shared with participating states. Members will also meet in-person at the AASA National Conference this winter.

Have an idea that would improve or enhance MASA’s professional development programs? Contact us at admin@gomasa.org and share your thoughts.