Readiness for the Superintendency in New York State

Magnum Trainings:  Career Transition Workshop


Readiness for the Superintendency in New York State (online)


Schedule, Registration, and Payment [HERE]
One 2-hour session, via ZOOM with video

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.

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 online workshop “Readiness for the Superintendency”

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.

$95 per person including mailed materials
[Discount – $150 per person for both webinars if paired with “Applying for the Superintendency.”]

Each participant will receive printed workshop-related materials.

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James M. Merrins, Ed.D., Executive Program Administrator

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42 Rosalyn Court, Fredonia, New York 14063
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