It’s not about surviving, it is about…

Thriving as a Superintendent…

We equip school superintendents by combining world-class leadership with proven real-world experience, delivered in an accessible, high impact format.

Finally a program providing support, guidance and insight people in this role need. The program is led by leadership experts but powered by peer interaction. 

 About Us


Master Class for Superintendents is a unique experience, designed by experienced education leaders, supports and accelerates the development of public-school superintendents who strive to reimagine education. Master Class leverages the power of an effective collegial network as the key to thriving as a Superintendent who embraces innovation and shapes the future of learning.

Program Benefits

What experienced, new and aspirational school superintendents get:

  • Access to successful role models
  • Increased confidence and impact
  • Reduction/Elimination of “Fatal errors’ that undermine superintendent success
  • Increased self-awareness
  • Improved self-care
  • Shortened Learning Curve
Teachers and Superintendents
Schools In A Pandemic

Key Features

Each program consists of 11 modules, delivered monthly

Three hours of virtual sessions each month

Covers major issues facing Superintendents

Integrated, Practical Real-time Coaching

Confidential discussions in a learning and collaboration environment

Work with a trusted cohort of peers

Our programs are delivered virtually to cohorts of people with similar experience levels.  Each program consists of 11 modules, delivered monthly. Parallel to the virtual modules, participants experience a personalized “learning journey” on Master Class’s virtual learning platform. Tools, readings, videos, personal style feedback, peer consultation, and conversations all happen in this environment. Each module culminates in a live, virtual session with the program instructors and a virtual peer consulting session with their assigned cohort of colleagues.

Master Class for Superintendents is a Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education approved PDP Provider


Cohort Topics Include:


  • Partnering with Unions
  • Developing Parent Core Leadership Groups
  • Teaming with your School Committee
  • Building your Administrative Leadership Team
  • Navigating your Municipality
  • Leading and Prioritizing Learning and Teaching
  • Mastering Technology
  • Optimizing Human Resources and Negotiations
  • Attaining Budget and Fiscal Management
  • Understanding “Immunity to Change”
  • Final Module – Putting it All Together

What We Hear From Superintendents

We are all facing similar challenges with the same end goal to help improve our communities through child education.

“This Master Class focuses on the topics most relevant and inherently challenging, while also being participant-driven. Learning by sharing experiences (both successful and disastrous) in a thoughtful way, with the support of an experienced coach, leverages the power of a network for more effective learning while avoiding potential landmines in your path”
Michael J. Welch

Superintendent at Dedham Public Schools

““I am excited for leaders around our state to have this opportunity and have the highest regard for the experienced founders of Master Class for Superintendents.

I would have benefited tremendously from this program as an aspiring superintendent and highly recommend it to my colleagues. “

Bill Burkhead

Superintendent of Scituate Public Schools