Assistant Superintendent Leadership Seminars: Building Capacity

A Leadership Program for Assistant Superintendents and Other Central Office Administrators

Anthony Bent, Ed.D.     Christine Francis, Ed.D.

The 2018-2019 school year marks the fifth year of the Assistant Superintendent Leadership Seminars (ASLS) and the continuing hope of providing high-quality professional development for administrators who are often the closest to the superintendent in the leadership and management of a school district.  The goal of the program is to increase 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 the work.

The facilitators of the program are Dr. Anthony Bent, former MASS president and superintendent in four school districts, and Dr. Christine Francis, a former elementary principal in Belmont and assistant superintendent in the Westford Public Schools.

What people are saying…

“In the past three years as a member of ASLS, I have grown as a district leader through our thought-provoking discussions, opportunities for reflection, and the resources provided.”
“These experiences have shaped my outlook on leadership and provided me with opportunities to grow and evolve as a leader now and in the future.”
“It is like an oasis.  I really need to pause and reflect.”
“I’ve used most of the readings in some way to build capacity in the district.  The readings have expanded my thinking and practice as well.”
“Sessions are well organized and well run.  Everyone feels valued and supported by Christine and Tony’s genuine excitement for lifelong learning.  I feel lucky to have been a part of it.”


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