Dr. Smallwood completes "Next Generation of Superintendents" year-long PD
Dr. Smallwood completes North Carolina School Superintendents' Association Next Generation Superintendent Development Program
RALEIGH—Bertie County Schools Superintendent Dr. Otis L. Smallwood was among 45 superintendents from across the state to graduate for the NCSSA Next Generation Superintendent Development Program Cohort VII. The program is designed to support the growth, expansion and enhancement of superintendents using the North Carolina Superintendent Standards, said Jack Hoke, Executive Director of the NC School Superintendents' Association.
The year-long program was comprised of six face-to-face sessions that guided superintendents as they reflected on and improved their effectiveness as district leaders; focused on their personal leadership goals and linked personal goals with district and state goals; and guided and facilitated the professional development of superintendents toward advanced levels of executive leadership as defined by the North Carolina Standards for Superintendents.
Hoke said of Smallwood, “In addition to participating in high-quality professional development, Dr. Smallwood developed a strong network of superintendents to consult with and he contributed to the discussion on emerging issues and innovative practices occurring in Bertie County Schools.”
“The NCSSA Next Generation Superintendent Development Program gave me an opportunity to network with other superintendents from across the state and discuss trending issues and innovative practices in education,” said Smallwood.
“The program is designed to assist superintendents in the complex work of leading and guiding a school district. I appreciate the NC School Superintendents' Association for organizing and delivering the program and for bringing all the superintendents together for the great professional development and growth opportunity.”