Empowered Superintendents

Superintendents can make or break educational technology initiatives. They are responsible for ensuring that their school districts embrace transformative digital learning. CoSN collaborates with superintendents to assess their challenges and increase their capacities to lead technology efforts. We're dedicated to helping superintendents, aspiring superintendents, and district leadership teams build their knowledge, skills, and confidence.
 
CoSN is grateful to the following sponsors for their support: ENA, Filewave, Fortinet, JAMF Software, Lenovo, and Pearson.

Education technology is a growing part of any superintendent's role. In focus groups and interviews with superintendents nationwide, we heard that ed tech projects inspire a lot of excitement, but also a lot of trepidation. To help empower superintendents in this area, we created an Empowered Superintendent Toolkit. Download Version 3.0, released in partnership with AASA, the School Superintendents Association, by clicking on the components below!

 

The Executive Summary will give you an overall introduction to the Empowered Superintendent Toolkit. Learn what's new in version 3.0 and view our skill areas, tools, and action steps at a glance.

 

 

 

 

Module 1 will help you truly dive in to the Toolkit. Explore the issues more in-depth with a detailed examination of our Five Imperatives for Technology Leadership. Packed with testimonials, case studies, and more, Module 1 will give you a new perspective on the most important things you need to do to lead.

 

 

 

Module 2 will give you the Four Action Steps for Strengthening the Technology Leadership Team. How can you best leverage your team and structure its experience to foster the power of technology in education?

 

 

 

 

Additional Components include a Superintendent Self-AssessmentDistrict Leadership Team Assessment, CETL Certification Flyer, CTO Evaluation Rubric, CTO Interview Questions, CTO Job Description, CTO Self-Assessment, and References & Resources.

 

 

 

Superintendents Advisory Panel

 
Mark Edwards, Co-Chair
Superintendent
Mooresville Graded School District
NC

Lenny Schad, Board Liaison 
Superintendent
Houston Independent School District
TX

Darryl Adams
Superintendent
Coachella Valley USD

Timothy Baird
Superintendent
Encinitas Union School District

Steven Baule
Superintendent
Muncie Community Schools

Dallas Dance
Superintendent
Baltimore County Public Schools

Lewis Ferebee
Superintendent
Indianapolis Public Schools

Donna Hargens
Superintendent
Jefferson County Public Schools KY

Chris Hon
Superintendent
Poplar Bluff  Mo.

Gene Kirchner
Superintendent
Fort Thomas Independent Schools

Ann Linson
Superintendent
East Noble School Corporation

Terry Nichols
Superintendent
Duarte Unified Schools

Kamela Patton
Superintendent
Collier County Fl

Andre Spencer
Superintendent
Harrison School District Two, CO

Devin Vodicka
Superintendent
Vista Unified School District
 

 
David Schuler, Co-Chair
Superintendent
Township High School District 214
TX

Lil Kellogg, Board Liaison 
Superintendent
Education Networks of America
TN

Matt Akin
Superintendent
Piedmont City School District

Jeanne Barker
Superintendent
Lenoir City Schools

Luvelle Brown 
Superintendent
Ithaca NY

David Dude
Superintendent
City Schools Decatur

Chris Gaines
Superintendent
Mehlville School District

Philip Hickman
Superintendent
Columbus Municipal School District

Pat Kinlaw
Superintendent
Henrico Co. Va

James Lane
Superintendent
Chesterfield County Public Schools

Matthew Miller
Superintendent
Mentor Public Schools

Susan Patterson
Superintendent
Cullman City Schools

Bill Shields
Superintendent
Community Consolidated School District 93

Randall Squier
Superintendent
Coxsackie-Athens Central School District

Mike Winstead
Superintendent
Maryville TN
 

Endorsed by:

College of Alberta School Superintendents
Colorado Association of School Executives
Colorado Association of Senior School Administrators
Idaho Association of School Administrators
Illinois Association of School Administrators
Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents
Kentucky Association of School Administrators
Michigan Association of School Administrators
Minnesota Association of School Administrators
Mississippi Association of School Administrators
Montana Association of School Superintendents
North Carolina Association of School Administrators
Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators
School Superintendents of Alabama
Texas Association of School Administrators