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April 12–13, 2023

2022-2023 New Superintendent Academy - Year 1

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Objective: To provide beginning Oregon Superintendents with an opportunity to create a collaborative learning network focused on key leadership skills and practical strategies to help improve their individual school districts. The New Superintendent Academy combines monthly virtual sessions with additional face-to-face opportunities in conjunction with some of COSA's conferences (see dates below). A complimentary registration is provided to each Academy participant for both the Oregon Law Conference (Dec. 7-9) and the Winter COSA conference (Jan. 25-27).  

Mentorship Support: Each Academy participant is paired with a skilled mentor. Every attempt is made to maximize the pairing of the new superintendent and the mentor. The facilitators of the Academy have decades of superintendent experience and are available for support throughout the year. In addition, every executive leader and expert that presents during the Academy sessions agrees to be called up as needed by the new superintendent participants.  Executives and experts in the past have included Colt Gill, ODE Director; Jim Green, OSBA Executive Director; Dave Harvey, PACE Director; Nancy Hungerford, founder of The Hungerford Law Firm; Christy Perry, Salem SD Superintendent; and Carol Samuels, Piper Sandler Managing Director. 


In order to participate in this year-long program, you must be a COSA "Active" Member.  To join click here.


Cost: $1,295 for the year-long Academy experience. Registration includes the Law Conference and Winter Conference at no additional fee.  Full scholarships are available for superintendents who are leaders of color, members of the LGBTQ community, or are bilingual leaders.

Registration: Contact Sera Lockwood at or 503-581-3141.

Questions: Contact Krista Parent, COSA Deputy Executive Director, at or 541-954-4239.


Save the dates!

Monthly mentoring sessions will be hosted on Zoom, from 8 a.m.-9 a.m. on Fridays: Aug. 12, 2022; Sept. 9, 2022; Oct. 14, 2022; Jan. 13, 2023; Feb. 10, 2023, May 12, 2023; June 9, 2023.

Extended sessions are offered in conjunction with COSA conferences (see dates below).
Aug. 2, 2022 - 9:30 a.m.-noon - Graduate Hotel, Eugene - Summer Conference
Sept. 22, 2022 - 9 a.m.-noon - Grand Hotel, Salem - Equity Summit
Dec. 7, 2022 - 9 a.m.-noon - Graduate Hotel, Eugene - Law Conference
Jan. 25, 2023 - 3 p.m.-6 p.m. - Salishan, Gleneden Beach - Winter Conference
April 12-13, 2023 - 8 a.m.-4 p.m. - Sunriver Resort, Sunriver - PACE Day