Readiness for the Superintendency – Workshop

This workshop is provided as a free service by NYSAWA.

Regardless of where you are in the Superintendent readiness process – whether you are thinking you may want to be a Superintendent some day, or you have been applying for Superintendent vacancies – it’s not too early or too late to review what you have accomplished and what you can offer a Board of Education. This workshop session on readiness is for school administrator thinking about or moving towards the Superintendency.

Schedule and Registration:
 [Online Registration HERE]
October 2017 – Four Locations  – 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Mid-Hudson New York
– Four Points by Sheraton, Newburgh, NY
Monday, October 2, 2017
Eastern New York
– Capital Region BOCES, Latham (Albany area), NY
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Central New York
– O-C-M BOCES, Syracuse (Carrier Circle), NY
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Western New York
– Erie 1 BOCES, West Seneca (Buffalo area), NY
Thursday, October 5, 2017

Session Topics

  • Introduction
  • Pathways to the Superintendency
  • A Superintendency Framework
  • Creating a Record of Successes and Experiences
  • Transferring Your Skill Set to the Superintendency
  • Personal and Professional Readiness
  • Moving Up From Inside
  • Do You Need a EdD/PhD?
  • How to Handle Past Mistakes in Your Career
  • Establishing and Using Mentors
  • Preparation Programs

Also see the workshop Applying 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,