Sustain Excellence | Michigan Association of Superintendents & Administrators

Sustain Excellence

Professional learning for current superintendents

This MDE-approved program gives participants the opportunity to follow two routes to earn the credentials they need to excel and grow as a district leader:

  • A Central Office Endorsement or a Central Office Enhancement on a current Administrator Certificate
  • An Administrator Certificate with a Central Office Endorsement

Tailored to the unique needs of current superintendents, you will utilize job-embedded opportunities to practice what you learn, as well as experience growth in your practice working with peers. The program curriculum is based on scaffolded learning in four areas:

  • Leadership
  • Situational leadership
  • Values and beliefs
  • Strategic action around student learning and achievement.

Participants will engage in learning and skill development during all sessions. Topics include:

  • Leadership – How do I lead?
  • What does it mean to be an influential leader?
  • The impact of values and beliefs on an individual and an organization
  • A fact-finding and strategic action planning process to identify system strengths and barriers surrounding student learning and achievement

2018-19 Sustain Excellence Year 1

  • October 2-3, 2018
    Location: MASA, 1001 Centennial Way, Suite 300, Lansing, MI 48917
  • November 8-9, 2018
    Location: MASB, 1001 Centennial Way, Suite 400, Lansing, MI 48917
  • December 4-5, 2018
    Location: MASB, 1001 Centennial Way, Suite 400, Lansing, MI 48917
  • February 21-22, 2019
    Location: MASB, 1001 Centennial Way, Suite 400, Lansing, MI 48917
  • April 25-26, 2019
    Location: MASB, 1001 Centennial Way, Suite 400, Lansing, MI 48917

Interested in future Sustain Excellence sessions?

The current session of Sustain Excellence is full. If you are interested in registering for a future session, please provide your contact information on the Horizon Interest Form.

 

Cost

Year 1

Completing Year 1 earns attendees a Central Office Enhancement.

  • MASA member: $2,000
  • Non-member: $2,300

Click here to see the full breakdown of costs and program requirements. 

Questions?

For more information, contact Tina Kerr at tkerr@gomasa.org or call (517) 327-5910.

Participant Testimonial

“As a new superintendent, the ability to learn and share experiences with other, more seasoned superintendents is amazing. The insight into leadership qualities also allows you to grow into a better leader for your district.”
~ Tom McKee, Whitefish Township Community Schools

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