Published on January 22, 2015 by Hannah Henderson  

Samford University recently hosted a group of school superintendents from around the state to discuss transforming education in Alabama. 

The Transformational Leadership Academy is a partnership between Samford, School Superintendents Association of Alabama and the Schlechty Center and Education Solutions to collaboratively design professional development and support for Alabama superintendents.

The academy will convene throughout the year on Samford's campus.

“We are thrilled for the opportunity to encourage and assist superintendents as they meet their goals as transformational leaders in Alabama,” said Jeanie Box, dean of Samford's Orlean Bullard Beeson School of Education.

According to Box, the academy will offer sessions to participating superintendents focusing on understanding and embracing transformational leadership. The program includes learning how to attract and recruit talent, building the capacity of leaders to transform schools, developing shared leadership and empowering teachers as leaders.  

The next session is March 11.