Professional Development

NASS aims to create rich professional development opportunities for superintendents, and aspiring superintendents, which help them navigate the toughest management challenges and make decisions that ultimately improve student outcomes and strengthen public education. 

School district leaders are responsible for a diverse array of complex systems and must also be expert communicators, managers, and negotiators. NASS expects these responsibilities to grow. For example, the Every Student Succeeds Act shifted meaningful new responsibility back to school districts, including placing greater onus on districts for determining how to turnaround the nation’s most persistently low performing schools, in addition to driving continuous improvement in schools that are succeeding.    
Given these varied member responsibilities, NASS will use technology to deliver high quality professional development resources to members, including providing in depth training, but also provide shorter micro-learning opportunities focused on delivering key insights and knowledge in ways that accommodate members’ busy schedules.