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Pace of new superintendent hiring is not slowing down

Dayton and Great Falls public schools promote from within while at least three superintendents have found new homes in the past week.

‘Talking Out of School’ podcast: What it’s like being a new superintendent in 2024

In this episode, we sit down with Denise Watts, superintendent of Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools in Georgia, to learn how her first year as a superintendent is going and what it takes to thrive as a new district leader.

Several superintendent spots are being filled by internal promotions

A longtime administrator and current interim superintendent was promoted to the top spot in the district he has served for years during another busy week of leadership moves and internal hires.

Superintendent spotlight: Learning from CEOs and defending public education

"We have not yet arrived but we are certainly on our way," is how Superintendent Michael Daria describes, enthusiastically and honestly, the progress students are making at Tuscaloosa City Schools in Alabama.

‘Talking Out of School’ podcast: AASA 2024 National Superintendent of the Year Finalist Joe Gothard

Keeping students at the center of every conversation. This idea has been central to Saint Paul Public Schools Superintendent Joe Gothard's success in his district. Listen how he's pathing the way for students in episode two of DA's "Talking Out of School" podcast.

Video Q&A: Why this successful superintendent doesn’t want to get complacent

In this video Q&A, "We're continually pushing for the next thing, details how and his team are managing growth that has seen his high-achieving Delaware district grow from 11 buildings to more than 20 and be recognized multiple times as the state's best.

Here are the administrators who just landed new superintendent posts

Three urban districts choose new leaders as several small school systems are giving administrators their first opportunity to serve as superintendent.

School choice: How to co-opt the concept and keep it within your district

Superintendent Roger Freeman has coopted the school choice concept within his K-8 district by replacing traditional attendance zones with a series of career-focused academies.

Video Q&A: How one superintendent launches students into better lives

In this video Q&A, Wisconsin Superintendent of the Year Mark Hansen covers his priorities: career-based learning, community engagement and early-college.

Is high turnover now leading to higher superintendent salaries?

Superintendent salaries in some California districts have grown by around 60% as openings increase and applicants decline, according to an EdSource analysis. See what's happening in Pennsylvania and elsewhere.

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