• Attention: The New Superintendents 2020 Virtual Conference is over. Please check back next summer for information about 2021 event. 

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    New Superintendents 2020 Virtual Conference, July 7-9

    Now more than ever, it's important to not try and face the challenges of the superintendency alone. The Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA) is here to help as you transition into the role of superintendent and deal with new challenges that lie ahead due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

    We would like to invite you to join the IASA administrative team led by Executive Director Dr. Brent Clark and Dr. Courtney Orzel, Associate Director of Professional Development, at the 2020-21 New Superintendents' Conference from July 7-9. This three-day virtual conference is complimentary and is led by former superintendents who offer practical advice on what you need to know to succeed as a leader of a school district. 

    The conference will cover a variety of topics including such things as pandemic planning, board relations, school finance, entry planning, work/life balance, as well as IWAS, FRIS and other programs every superintendent needs to be aware of. 

    This is a great opportunity to meet other first-year superintendents, gather vital information from subject-matter experts and build a support network for your first year on the job.

    Details of session topics, times and Zoom meeting information will be provided closer to July 7. For now, please plan on reserving the following times:
    July 7 and July 8:  8:45 - 11 a.m.   and   1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
    July 9:  8:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   and   1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

    Please register for the Conference even if you know you cannot attend all sessions, so we can send you this fuller information!

    Registration is open now, here.  There is no fee.

    If you have questions, please contact Melissa Arney, IASA Professional Development Office Assistant at (217) 753-2213 or marney@iasaedu.org.


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    Help Us Get to Know You!

    After you register, we ask participants to record a 90-second video using Flipgrid. This is an easy way to learn about each other before we meet virtually. In the video, tell us about yourself, your new role and an interesting fact about yourself. Feel free to have a little fun and, don't worry, you can re-record as many times as you want!!

    Here is the link: https://flipgrid.com/orzel5507

    The password is:  newsupt2020

    Just click on the link, enter the password, and look for the the big green plus sign logo to get started: