Rutherford County Schools Superintendent Dr. David Sutton was among 45 superintendents from across the state to graduate from the Next Generation Superintendent Development Program Cohort VII.
This program of the North Carolina School Superintendents' Association (NCSSA) supports the growth, expansion, and enhancement of practicing superintendents using the North Carolina Standards for Superintendents, said NCSSA Executive Director Jack Hoke.
The year-long program included 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 connected their personal goals to 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 Sutton, "In addition to participating in high-quality professional development, Dr. Sutton developed a strong network of superintendents to consult with, and he contributed to the discussion on emerging issues and innovative practices occurring in Rutherford County Schools."
"NCSSA's Next Generation Superintendent Development Program provided a great opportunity to network with other superintendents across North Carolina and to discuss critical issues and innovative practices in education," Sutton said.
"NCSSA recognizes the complexities of leading and guiding a school system, and I appreciate the organization for creating a high-quality program that brought practicing superintendents together in a shared commitment to personal growth and excellent service to their school systems and communities," he added.