Research Connections
Research Connections
Networking & Communities
Ongoing Research

Currently members of the SIG are involved in a number of on-going research projects dealing with issues of:

• Superintendent Resilience

• Gender Barriers to Achieving the Superintendency

• Case Studies of Successful Superintendencies

Contact our chair for more information about these and other research and publishing opportunities.

Special Initiatives
Fireside Chat Series

We are heading into our second year of the Fireside Chat series that kicked off at AERA 2022 in San Diego with our expert panel. Last year we examined the urban and rural Superintendency With Dr. Tony Watlington of Philadelphia Public Schools and Shane Ogden of Park County School Division in Meteetse Wyoming. This year we are looking to examine topics such as:

• Women in the Superintendency

• Post-Covid: How has the Superintendency Evolved?

• Managing Superintendent Transitions

• Resilience: What is the Reality of Today's Superintendency

Do you have ideas for future Fireside chats? Contact any of our Board members and share your thoughts!

Mapping of Significant Findings in the Field
Linking Research to Public Interest
Related Resources
  • Research on the Superintendency SIG 97 Fireside Chat #1 - The Urban Superintendent - Dr. Tony B. Watlington, Superintendent, School District of Philadelphia - November 2022 - Hosted by Dr. Shawn Joseph, Moderated by Dr. Maria Ott - Zoom Video Link: 
  • Research on the Superintendent SIG 97 Fireside Chat #2 - The Rural Superintendent - Mr. Shane Odgen, Superintendent, Park County School District#16, Meeteetse, Wyoming - February 2023 - Hosted by Dr. William T. "Toby" Holmes, Discussant Dr. Barbara Hickman - Zoom Video Link:
  • Project ECHO for New Mexico Superintendent Support, Education, and Leadership Resource Link (This is a link to a set of videos, presentations, and resources from a University of New Mexico Project ECHO series on Superintendent Professional Development.  This resource provides resources from a wide variety of educational leaders and experts on equity, COVID-19, self-care, and CTE)  Dr. William T. "Toby" Holmes developed, led, and facilitated this series..  Click here for resources.
Publications of Interest
Reclaiming Local Control through Superintendents, School Boards, and Community Activism (Research on the Superintendency) Hardcover – August 1, 2022
by Meredith Mountford (Editor), Leigh E. Wallace (Editor)
The Contemporary Superintendent: (R)Evolutionary Leadership in an Era of Reform (Research on the Superintendency) Hardcover – June 1, 2019
by Meredith Mountford (Editor), Leigh E. Wallace (Editor)