TSP Session Topics Detailed

(session topics are subject to change)

ORIENTATION TO THE SUPERINTENDENCY

Understanding the Superintendency – The Life Cycle of the Superintendency
Current Status of the Superintendency
Personal and Professional Readiness for the Superintendency
The Superintendent’s Annual Calendars

THE SELF ENVIRONMENT IN SUPERINTENDENCY

Self Assessment Strategies
Gathering Support from Those Around You – Personnel Happiness
Ethical Behavior – Trust – Responsibility – Power
Strategy and Politics in the Superintendency – Cultural Leadership

THE COMMUNITY ENVIRONMENT IN SUPERINTENDENCY

Local Communities – Residents, Parents, Voters, Community Leaders, Business, Religious, Service, Fire, Police, Intergovernmental (Village, City, Town, County)
Media Relations – Local and Regional – Radio, Newspapers, Television
SED, Commissioner of Education, BOCES, District Superintendent
State Legislators, Lobbying, Professional Organizations

THE DISTRICT ENVIRONMENT IN SUPERINTENDENCY

Effective Administration of School Personnel
Organizational Structuring and Administration of the District
Responsibility and Accountability for Student Success

LEGAL AND ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS IN THE SUPERINTENDENCY

School District Legal Environment
Superintendent / Attorney Relations
Ethical Foundations of the Superintendency

THE SUPERINTENDENCY AND THE BOARD OF EDUCATION

Board Order, Organization, and Efficiency
Board Goals, Performance, and Evaluation Cycles
Effective Board Strategies

THE SUPERINTENDENCY AND SCHOOL FINANCE

The Superintendent’s Annual Business Calendar
School District Finance

TRANSITION TO THE SUPERINTENDENCY

The Superintendent Hiring Process
Accepting the Position – Preparation for the Superintendent Contract
Actions Prior to Starting – Your Entry Plan and Strategies for Successful Entry
Transition Competencies

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New York State Association for Women in Administration
James M. Merrins, Ed.D., Executive Program Administrator

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Executive Program Administrator
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