AASA National Certification Group

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Superintendent Schlichting Honored for Earning AASA National Superintendent Certification®                                                                                                                                                             

Dodge Center, MN – 3/10/2022 – Craig Schlichting Superintendent at Triton Public Schools, was among the nearly 30 Minnesota superintendents recognized on March 10th for successfully completing the AASA National Superintendent Certification Program®

The program, administered by AASA, The School Superintendents Association, is a collaborative effort with AASA state affiliates, the National School Boards Association, and business and corporate leaders. The master teachers and guest instructors have all been sitting superintendents and have proven track records of success. 

“AASA’s National Superintendent Certification Program® is one of the best professional development experiences I’ve ever had as an educator,” said Schlichting “Given the uncertainty of today’s unprecedented times, I felt the program was so invaluable because it provided me with ample opportunities to work with like-minded peers from across the state who challenged each other to improve. As the nation works to strengthen our public schools, I would highly encourage superintendents from across my state of Minnesota and the country to enroll in this outstanding program.”

“In the COVID world we live in, excellence in public school system leadership has never been more vital to our children’s well-being,” said Steve Sallee, executive director, Southeast Service Cooperative, in Rochester, Minn. “The AASA National Superintendent Certification Program® provides superintendents with opportunities to engage in a world-class professional learning opportunity. I am pleased to congratulate Superintendent Schlichting for completing the program, an initiative that provides on-the-ground coaching, mentoring and support from individuals who are experiencing the same challenges and successes that superintendents from across the country are experiencing.”

The AASA National Superintendent Certification Program® sharpens the skills that successful superintendents identify as essential for leading in today’s complex and challenging education environment. The program was developed by superintendents, exclusively for superintendents, and is led by seasoned and successful superintendents.

For more information, contact Mort Sherman, AASA associate executive director, Leadership Network, at msherman@aasa.org or Amy Sichel, lead superintendent, at amy.sichel@aasa.org 


About AASA

AASA, The School Superintendents Association, founded in 1865, is the professional organization for more than 13,000 educational leaders in the United States and throughout the world. AASA’s mission is to support and develop effective school system leaders who are dedicated to equitable access for all students to the highest quality public education. For more information, visit www.aasa.org.