Attention Former Superintendents,
The job of the superintendent has continued to grow more and more complex each year, and our Missouri superintendents need intentional and regular support to ensure they are successful in meeting the needs of their students and communities. To assist in increasing effectiveness and the impact of Missouri superintendents on student success through increased skills, knowledge, retention rates, and job satisfaction of early career and experienced superintendents, MASA is deploying new supports and we need your help! MASA will hire retired school superintendents to serve as superintendent coaches and cohort facilitators. Please read more about the program opportunities below, and how you may sign up to partner with us, utilizing your experience, talent, and desire to make a difference in the lives of students by effectively supporting our school leaders.
The new coaching supports will be provided at no cost for all superintendents in the second and third year of their tenure in Missouri. In addition, MASA will also be supporting up to 80 veteran superintendents by deploying 10 collaboration cohorts (8 superintendents in each) so these leaders can regularly share best practices and be both a sounding board and support network for each other. DESE, recognizing the need for additional support for superintendents, as well as the need to help ensure the updated superintendent standards are effectively deployed across the state, is a supporting partner in the project and will provide MASA with resources for deployments during the next three years for the following programs:
MASA Emerging Superintendent Coaching Program
MASA Developing Superintendents Collaboration Cohorts
If after reading the descriptions you have an interest in either program or both, please go to the link below and complete the following interest survey.
Coaching or Facilitating Interest Survey
Thank you for taking time to read this email and potentially submitting your interest in helping with the deployment of these important supports for superintendents across the state of Missouri.
Coordinator of Superintendent Coaching