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Overview

Upcoming Alliance Retreat

Mark your calendars for the next in-person Alliance Retreat on January 11-13, 2023 in Washington, DC.

Join The Alliance on December 14 at 2:00 p.m. ET / 1:00 p.m. CT / 11:00 a.m. PT. for our next convening of the year (open to all current Alliance Leaders): What Does the Research Say? Exploring Learning and Well-Being: Strategies, Opportunities, and Tensions.

We will hear from Vicki Phillips, CEO of NCEE. Driven by a fierce determination to help all students realize their dreams, Dr. Vicki Phillips has championed students’ rights to a high-quality education as a teacher, superintendent of schools, state-level policymaker, nonprofit leader, and K-12 education director for the world’s largest foundation.

The convening will focus on a discussion around our guiding question for the year: how leaders like yourselves can support rigorous learning in the classroom by being attentive to the well-being of students. In this session we will focus specifically on learning through the eyes of students.

Register for the Alliance today in order to join us in December.

Designed to meet the professional and career needs of America’s leading superintendents, The NCEE Superintendents Alliance provides superintendents access to world-renowned experts, focused learning opportunities, and action-oriented networking and support from their peers.

Your annual registration fee of $2500 ensures that you have access to all of the Alliance benefits:

Patrick Keeley, Mountain Empire Unified School District, CA
Patrick Keeley, Mountain Empire Unified School District, CA

Large group forums and seminars are collegial conversation amongst professionals, with a lot of ideas sharing, with some wisdom, pointed questions to kind of lead the conversation.”

Charlotte Seals
Charlotte Seals, Madison County Schools, MS

Small network groups offer the opportunity to collaborate with fellow Superintendents from across the nation on a smaller scale which allows for deeper discussion and sharing of ideas.”

Jerry Almendarez, Santa Ana Unified School District, CA
Jerry Almendarez, Santa Ana Unified School District, CA

“Coming together in-person for the Retreat is so important, because we cannot do this job alone, especially during these challenging times. We need meaningful connections with other Superintendents.”

Upcoming Year at a Glance

Eric Jones with Alliance LeadersThis Year’s Focus

The Alliance calendar for the upcoming year is centered around six convenings, all of which are laser focused on our guiding question: How do leaders support learning in the classroom by being attentive to the wellbeing of students?


Next Meeting: December 2022

The Alliance will gather virtually for our next discussion: What Does the Research Say? Exploring Learning and Well-Being: Strategies, Opportunities, and Tensions. We will hear from Vicki Phillips, CEO of NCEE. Driven by a fierce determination to help all students realize their dreams, Dr. Phillips has championed students’ rights to a high-quality education as a teacher, superintendent of schools, state-level policymaker, nonprofit leader, and K-12 education director for the world’s largest foundation.


Looking Ahead

We will meet again in person for our January 2023 Winter Retreat in Washington, DC. Our February and April meetings will be virtual, and we’ll see each other in person our Summer Retreat in June, 2023.

Benefits

Large Group Forums and Seminars
Dialogues with leading experts in education and leadership from across the world, and rich discussions with the full Alliance focused on readings and current research related to the work of the superintendent


Small Network Groups
Action-oriented conversations among 5-8 superintendents that occur throughout the year. Discussions emphasize peer input on current, relevant problems of practice. NCEE facilitators help guide the conversation to ensure efficiency and impact.


In-Person Retreats
Twice yearly gathering of superintendents designed to deepen collaborative relationships and provide a safe environment for leaders to reflect on research, the challenges of their district, and their own leadership practice

Register Now

All current superintendents in the U.S. are invited to register. Your annual registration fee of $2500 ensures that you have access to the full range of network resources and benefits for a full 12 months; it includes the registration fees for both in-person retreats.

 

Hear from Current Participants

What makes the The NCEE Superintendents Alliance a unique professional learning experience? We’d like you to hear from three district superintendents in the video below on how their participation in The Alliance has become essential to their practice.

List of Current Participants

Jerry Almendarez
Santa Ana Unified School District, CA

Nadene Arrington,
East Jasper School District, MS

Michele Balliet
Elizabethtown Area School District, PA

Morcease Beasley
Clayton County Public Schools, GA

Dana Bedden
Centennial School District, PA

Cali Binks
Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District, CA

Amy Carter
Meridian Public School District, MS

Lori Clark
Victor Elementary School District, CA

Scott Dill
Poplar Bluff R-I, MO

Cederick Ellis
McComb School District, MS

Janice Epperson
Humboldt City Schools, TN

Lance Evans
New Albany School District, MS

Jeffrey Finch
Grove City Area School District, PA

George Fiore
Chester County Intermediate Unit, PA

Chris Fleming
Senatobia Municipal School District, MS

Timothy Gadson
Salt Lake City School District, UT

Eric Gallien
Racine Unified School District, WI

Monica Goldson
Prince George’s County Public Schools, MD

Diane Gullett
Marion County Schools, FL

Versie Hamlett
Fayette County Public Schools, TN

Gunn Marie Hansen
Orange Unified School District, CA

Toriano Holloway
Simpson County School District, MS

Patrick Keeley
Mountain Empire Unified School District, CA

Charles Lentz
New Hope-Solebury School District, PA

Ann Levett
Savannah-Chatham County Public School System, GA

Todd Lile
Madera Unified School District, CA

Mark Luque
Bakersfield City School District, CA

Scott Menzel
Scottsdale Unified School District, AZ

Frank Miranda
Colton Joint Unified School District, CA

Melinda Moss
Joplin Schools, MO

Rob Picou
Tupelo Public Schools, MS

Brandon Quinn
Alcorn School District, MS

Verna Ruffin
Waterbury Public Schools, CT

Karen Schade
School Lane Charter School, PA

Charlotte Seals
Madison County Schools, MS

Gregory Shannon
Harambee Institute of Science and Technology Charter School, PA

Robert Steckel
Whitehall-Coplay School District, PA

Pam Teel
Lincoln County School District, NV

Christopher Trickett
Wilson School District, PA

Tracy Vitale
Seneca Valley School District, PA

Michael Vuckovich
Indiana Area School District, PA

Toy Watts
Laurel School District, MS

Christopher Wolfel
Colonial Intermediate Unit 20, PA

Tammy Wolicki
Hempfield Area School District, PA