Sustain Excellence | Michigan Association of School Administrators

Sustain Excellence

Professional learning for current superintendents

This MDE-approved specialty central office enhancement program focuses on strengthening leadership skills and strategies. Tailored for 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 a 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 around student learning and achievement

Upon completion of the program, MASA will submit a recommendation to the Michigan Department of Education for issuance of a Central Office Specialty Enhancement to be placed on the participant’s K-12 Administrator Certificate.

2017-18 Sustain Excellence Sessions

  • Dates and locations to be announced

Time Commitment

  • 1 year, with 10 full days (total of 60 hours) of learning
  • SCECHs are available


  • MASA members:
    $2,000 for the full series
  • Non-members:
    $2,300 for the full series


Click here to register


For more information, contact Cindy Ruble at 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