Applying for the Superintendency – Workshop

This workshop is provided as a free service by NYSAWA.

Applying for the Superintendency can be an overwhelming process. It is not unusual that critical decisions must be made during the process of applying, interviewing, accepting and entering the position. This online coaching is for experienced administrators applying or preparing to apply for the position of Superintendent of Schools. .

Schedule and Registration 
[Online Registration HERE]
October-November 2017
Late Afternoon – Four Locations – 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
NYSAWA Sponsored (No cost)
Mid-Hudson New York – Four Points by Sheraton, Newburgh, NY
Monday, October 30, 2017
Eastern New York
– Capital Region BOCES, Latham (Albany area), NY
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Central New York –
O-C-M BOCES, Syracuse (Carrier Circle), NY
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Western New York
– Buffalo – Erie 1 BOCES, West Seneca (Buffalo area), NU
Thursday, November 2, 2017

Session Topics

  • Superintendent Vacancies
  • The District Scan
  • Application Paperwork
  • The Roles of Search Consultants
  • Interviewing
  • Post-Interview – Acceptance/Rejection
  • The Superintendent / Board Contract

Also see the workshop Readiness for the Superintendency – Workshop

For school district administrators considering moving towards the Superintendency in New York State.

Dr. Jim Merrins is Executive Program Administrator of the Educational Leadership Institute, NYSAWA, and the New York State School District Internal Auditing Alliance (SDIAA). He administers numerous statewide fiscal workshops for superintendents and experienced school administrators, including the Transition to Superintendency Program, Fiscal Navigation for Superintendents, and The School District Negotiator. Dr. Merrins administered the Superintendent Development Program from it inception, for 11 years, and wrote all the program protocols. Jim has more than 40 years experience in school administration, including 16 years as a Superintendent in Fredonia and Honeoye, New York. Dr. Merrins is NYS certified as a School Business Administrator. Dr. Merrins taught school finance and school law at SUNY colleges for several years.

There is no cost for this workshop. Registration requested. This workshop is provided as a free service by NYSAWA.

Each participant will receive workshop-related materials.

Hosted and administered by ELI@NYSAWA
at the New York State Association for Women in Administration
James M. Merrins, Ed.D., Executive Program Administrator

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Contact James Merrins, Ed.D.
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42 Rosalyn Court, Fredonia, New York 14063
(716) 672-5473, FAX (716) 672-5472,