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Superintendent Lawrence Completes National Certification Program

Dr. Reginald Lawrence, Superintendent of Rock Island-Milan School District 41, is among over 25 superintendents to successfully complete the AASA National Superintendent Certification Program®, administered by AASA, The School Superintendents Association.

Dr. Lawrence was acknowledged in a graduation event on July 22, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois. They will also be formally recognized at a ceremony during AASA’s National Conference on Education, Feb. 16-18, 2023, in San Antonio, Texas.
 
“Future-leaning and equity-driven superintendents need to consider AASA’s National Superintendent Certification Program®, which is among the best professional development opportunities I’ve ever had as an educator,” said Dr. Lawrence. “At the time when school districts are working diligently to address issues such as equity and health and wellness for the students they serve, this program focuses on a number of key skills that successful superintendents need to thrive.”
 
The certification process is spread across 18 months and is tailored for superintendents who have been in the job seven years or fewer. The forums, seminars and coaching provide opportunities to define and examine issues that surface in real-life situations.
 
These issues include:
 Providing world-class instructional leadership;
 Building and managing a district budget;
 Mastering effective communication and political skills;
 Using 21 st century technology effectively in instruction and management;
 Managing superintendent/school board relations; and
 Designing a career path for oneself.
 
The AASA National Superintendent Certification Program® is a collaborative effort with AASA, its state affiliates, and business and corporate leaders. The master teachers and guest instructors have all been sitting superintendents and have demonstrable track records of success.
 
AASA Superintendent Certification
AASA Superintendent Certification Program Cohort 2022
 
Dr Reginald Lawrence
Dr. Reginald Lawrence II
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