It is our privilege to present to you the Professional Services Program in the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents. As has been the practice in the past, the Association will continue to offer a variety of services to its membership. These services will not only include the opportunity to participate in many annual events designed to support school district administrators in meeting the daily challenges of leading complex educational organizations, but also access to specialized services tailored to meet the specific individual needs.
While our professional development program offerings include webinars, videos, and “face-to-face” off-site forums, there are many other services available to Association members. Our service delivery pattern includes opportunities to access and participate in activities that best fit a member district’s needs. Not only are all members invited to attend a number of annual events, individuals may also solicit technical assistance and/or access to other individualized professional support by contacting Association executives.
Member Services offered by the Association that can be individualized have consistently enabled district leaders to partner with the Association to fashion activities based on their district’s needs. Successfully leading and/or managing schools of the 21st Century is a tremendously complex task. Ensuring that our membership has the opportunity to garner the skills necessary to find success and improve school district outcomes is clearly one of the Association’s most important goals. It is to this end that we strive to provide the activities and services necessary to meet the specific needs of school leaders.
Finally, providing our members with the services that will assist them in effectively leading Massachusetts’ schools is our most important responsibility. As you read on, you will learn more about what services are available as well as how to access them.