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February 9, 2022

2021-2022 Aspiring Superintendent Seminar

November 10, 2021 (beginning)
February 9, 2022

We can help you prepare.  The virtual two-day Aspiring Superintendent Seminar provides a rich, collegial cohort opportunity for leaders who wish to become Oregon superintendents.

November 10, 2021 (1:00-3:00) & February 9, 2022 (9:00-11:30)
Call 503-581-3141 or register online

Learn how to apply for the many vacancies that will be available in Oregon for the 2021-2022 school year and how to be prepared for the process. Hear from state and national superintendent search consultants about what school boards and districts are looking for in a superintendent.

This seminar will show you the rewards and challenges today’s superintendents face, the politics of the position, how to work with school boards, negotiating your contract, and most importantly: what administrators DON’T know about the position!

One goal of the seminar will be to have potential candidates fully prepared to enter into a superintendent search process.

Topics covered during the seminar will include:

  • Navigating the Superintendent search process
    • Search firm tips
    • Frequently asked questions
    • Needed application materials
    • Preparing for an interview
  • Developing a district vision and focus
  • Enhancing school district and community relations
  • Board governance and the role of the superintendent
  • Understanding Oregon’s State School Fund (SSF) model
  • Instructional leadership vs. operations – finding the balance


For more information, contact Krista Parent 541-954-4239


If you are registering someone other than yourself or need to register a group, please contact Sera Lockwood, or call the COSA office at 503-581-3141 and we will process their registrations.