The Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation’s Superintendent, Dr. Shane Robbins, recently graduated from the National Superintendent's Academy. He was one of 32 school leaders from across the country invited to participate in the program. The National Superintendent’s Academy was established to prepare school leaders with the tools to address the looming leadership deficit, and to provide a focused alternative or supplement to traditional superintendent training and certification programs.
The mission of the National Superintendents Academy is to identify, develop, and support a new generation of outstanding leaders for America’s school systems who will provide our children with the skills they need to be successful adults. The National Superintendents Academy is a comprehensive leadership development program established to prepare cohorts of these educational leaders for the academic, political, legal, and logistical rigors inherent to K-12 education.
Dr. Robbins completed six separate weekends of professional development with topics covering school finance, instructional leadership, technology integrations, and the importance of transparent communication. The graduation session took place at the National Conference on Education in Phoenix, AZ. It was a perfect culmination to for the academy to coincide with the conference as there were many leaders in education already participating with the weekend festivities.
The cohort was able to mix and mingle with many superintendents through conference sessions and events. Jonathan Travers, Partner at Education Resource Strategies joined the cohort for a good portion of the morning to speak on Resource Allocation and the Superintendency. The cohort went through hypothetical situations on managing their entire district budget as well.
The Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation is proud to have a leader in education guiding our schools through a constantly changing educational world. The long history of Mt. Vernon schools’ successes is testimony to exceptional visionary leadership in a 21st century learning environment.