systems face the real issue of finding qualified, diverse and effective school system leaders that will improve student achievement and lead
Alabama public education into the next century. To address this challenge, it is the purpose of The University of Alabama Superintendents’ Academy (UASA), in collaboration with the Alabama State Department of Education, to take the best and brightest educators in school systems throughout the state and bring them together for intensive instruction and skills development utilizing the most recent research and instructional delivery technology.
The UASA is open to all resident Alabama educators who are eligible to be an elected or appointed superintendent in this state; who have demonstrated their ability to make a meaningful, positive contribution to elementary and secondary public education and who are willing to make a commitment to complete the activities and program requirements of the UASA. Aspiring participants, through challenging programs and sessions, develop theoretical and pragmatic knowledge and skills essential for today’s administrators. The attributes developed through these interactive programs and sessions are easily transferable to real life matters, concerns, and disputes where organizational improvement of K-12 student achievement is the goal.