VSA Superintendent Leadership Academy

The Academy, a professional development program for education leaders, provides insights into the major responsibilities of the position of superintendent and supports skill development in those areas. The Academy helps contextualize the work and provides meaningful exposure and support for responsibilities central to the superintendency.

Examples of topics addressed include: Effective Leadership and Governance; The Vermont Funding System and Fiscal Management; Human Resources and Labor Relations; Instructional Leadership; Communications; Policy and Legislation; Crisis Management; District Operations; and more.

The Academy is open to ALL Education Leaders, who might consider becoming a superintendent. It is also very beneficial to first-year superintendents and to superintendents new to Vermont as they navigate their early tenure in the role.

The Academy is directed by Dr. Mike Deweese, a career-long Vermont educator and retired superintendent with rich experience in board-superintendent relations and district operational systems. Mike is currently working as an education consultant supporting school systems across Vermont.


Additional Academy instructors and presenters will be Vermont educational leaders and specialists with extensive expertise and experience in their content areas.


All-day sessions are held once a month (except February), September 2021 – June 2022 

Scheduled dates are: 

2021: Sept 9, Oct 14, Nov 11, Dec 9

2022: Jan 13, March 10, Apr 14, May 12, June 9

Cost: The program fee is $2,850. Program enrollment is limited to 20 and is open until filled.


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Please contact Kristi Tate with questions: ktate@vtvsa.org


Click HERE to Read Leadership Academy Testimonials