Cullman City Schools Superintendent Kyle Kallhoff completes AASA National Superintendent Certification Program

Kyle Kallhoff (2021 Tribune file photo)

CULLMAN, Ala. – The superintendent of Cullman City Schools, Kyle Kallhoff, has successfully completed the AASA National Superintendent Certification Program administered by AASA, The School Superintendents Association. He is among more than 30 superintendents nationwide to successfully complete the program.

Kallhoff was acknowledged in a graduation ceremony on Feb. 14, 2024, during AASA’s National Conference on Education to commemorate the accomplishment.

“I would encourage future-driven and forward-leaning district leaders to consider enrolling in AASA’s National Superintendent Certification Program, which is among the best professional learning opportunities I’ve ever had in my 12 years as a school system superintendent,” Kallhoff said. “This program focuses on a number of key skills that successful superintendents need to thrive. In addition to growing professionally as a result of the research-based content, through this program I was able to network with some of the top superintendents in the nation.”

The certification process itself is spread across 20 months and tailored specifically for superintendents who have been in the job seven years or fewer, as well as for those seeking to refresh their skill sets. The forums, seminars and coaching provide opportunities to define and examine issues that surface in real-life situations.

Some key areas of focus include providing world-class instructional leadership; building and managing a district budget; mastering effective communication and political skills; using 21st century technology effectively in instruction and management; managing superintendent/school board relations; and designing a career path for oneself.

The AASA National Superintendent Certification Program is a collaborative effort with AASA, its state affiliates, and business and corporate leaders. The master teachers and guest instructors have all been sitting superintendents and have demonstrable track records of success.