• IASA Aspiring Superintendent Academy: June 26 - June 30, 2023

    Applications are no longer being accepted for the 2023 IASA Aspiring Superintendent Academy scheduled for June 26-June 30, 2023, in Springfield. 

    This four-day academy (reception on June 26) is intended for school leaders wondering if becoming a superintendent is the right choice for them. 

    The learning academy will hone participants’ leadership knowledge and skills and give them a view of the modern superintendency. The fast-paced program will feature many simulations and hands-on learning opportunities. Attendees will also produce meaningful artifacts that reflect the current expectations of the job of the superintendent. In addition, each day of the Aspiring Superintendent Academy will feature an accomplished superintendent from across the state of Illinois who will bring expertise and knowledge about how to succeed in a top leadership role. 

    The academy is led by Dr. Michael Lubelfeld, superintendent of North Shore SD #112; Dr. Courtney Orzel, IASA Associate Director of Professional Development; Dr. Nick Polyak, Leyden Community High School District #212.

    The cost of the academy is $1,750 per participant. Information about scholarship opportunities is included in the application. 

    Why Else Should You Attend? 

    • Grow your professional learning network
    • Gain immersive learning experience four days/nights
    • Attend working/networking dinners
    • Conduct mock interviews with professional search firms
    • Earn Illinois Administrators’ Academy Credit
    • Build relationships that will last your career and your lifetime

     A brochure with more information about the academy can be found here