The Aspiring Superintendents Program is a full course credit opportunity designed specifically for school administrators who aspire to become a school district superintendent. The program is a partnership among the Virginia Association of School Superintendents (VASS), the Virginia Tech School of Education, and the Virginia Tech Center for Organizational and Technological Advancement (COTA).
Each of the three seminars will focus on exploring and developing the skills, knowledge and commitment needed to succeed as a superintendent. Program faculty will provide multiple perspectives on effective leadership. Emphasis will be placed on the value of coaching and mentoring as an important link between academic and practical preparation for the job.
Completion of the Aspiring Superintendents Program will increase leadership capacity and enhance the ability to use reflection as a powerful leadership skill. Each participant submits an evaluation of workshop discussions, activities, and lectures and completes and submits a reflective journal synopsis based on their total program experience.
Three semester hours of graduate course credit by the School of Education at Virginia Tech and a certificate from COTA will be awarded for successful completion of the program.
The program is offered at the historic Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center situated alongside downtown Roanoke in the heart of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains, just minutes from Roanoke Regional Airport. www.hotelroanoke.com