For the past five years, MASS has offered a unique leadership program for assistant superintendents and other central office administrators. Educators in these positions play a crucial leadership role in promoting the goals of school districts and in providing significant support to superintendents. The Assistant Superintendent Leadership Seminars (ASLS) focus on increasing the understanding of leadership in school districts through promoting personal growth and reflection, building organizational capacity, and developing skill in addressing the political dimension of work in the public sector. The program is led by Dr. Anthony Bent, former MASS president and superintendent in four school districts, and Dr. Christine Francis, former elementary principal in Belmont and assistant superintendent in Westford.
I want to call your attention particularly to ASLS I, which is designed for assistant superintendents and other central office administrators within the first few years of assuming those positions. This seminar series will use texts on leadership, current articles, case studies, videos, and discussion protocols to highlight the nature of effective leadership. In 2019-2020, ASLS I will be offered in two locations: Central MA and Eastern MA- specific locations will be determined by the districts of those who enroll. There will be eight monthly sessions, beginning in September. For more information about the ASLS programs and registration, please visit WWW.MASSUPT.ORG/ASLSLEARNS. Registration is at the bottom of that page. The deadline is July 31st to register.