Published on January 21, 2015 by Hannah Henderson  
Transformational Leadership Academy

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.


About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.