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Missouri Veteran Superintendent Collaboration Cohort

Program Purpose and Design

Now more than ever, superintendents across Missouri need to consistently collaborate with peers on solutions to challenges they face daily. In addition, they need regular support from colleagues who understand the complexity of the world in which they live. These new cohorts will provide a safe place for superintendents to share best practices, brainstorm solutions to each other’s most pressing issues, serve as a sounding board to identify strengths and pitfalls, and provide regular support for each other. The cohorts will be facilitated by a trained retired Missouri superintendent.

 

Who may participate?

This program is designed for veteran superintendents (fourth year and beyond) and will provide opportunities for regular collaboration with a small cohort of superintendent colleagues (8-10 members in each cohort) from districts with similar enrollment and/or demographics or with similar pressing issues. Superintendents in years 1-3 may also apply and will be allowed to participate if seats are available. 

 

How much time will this take?

The cohorts will meet for a total of approximately 15 hours throughout the 2021-22 school year. A minimum of two of those times will be in-person and the remaining collaboration meetings will be scheduled either virtually or in-person depending on the needs of the members.

 

How much does the program cost?

There is no charge for superintendents in Missouri to participate in these cohorts. The project was approved by the MASA Executive Committee and is supported by MASA revenue and funds. DESE is a partner in the program and will also provide funds and additional superintendent support programs. 

 

When does this program begin?

Enrollment for cohorts will take place in September. Cohort engagements will begin in early October.

 

Deadline to apply is September 30.

 

How do I enroll?

 

Please go to this link and complete the following brief questionnaire.