New Superintendents Institute

The New Superintendents Institute is specifically designed for first year superintendents or superintendents new to New York State.
As a new superintendent stepping into the role of educational leadership, the journey ahead may seem both exhilarating and daunting.
However, with the support and guidance of the New York State Council of School Superintendents (NYSCOSS), its professional development
foundation, the Leadership for Educational Achievement Foundation, Inc. (LEAF) and colleagues around the state, your
transition can be a smooth and empowering experience. From an orientation session and workshops to networking opportunities and statewide
conferences, we offer a comprehensive array of resources tailored specifically to help new superintendents succeed. 
The New Superintendents Institute 
is led by Dr. Phyllis Harrington and taught by high-caliber, highly experienced superintendents and educational experts.

The New Superintendents Institute Includes:
  • four in-person sessions and three virtual check-in meetings throughout the year
  • All new superintendents who register for the New superintendents Institute have the option to add a leadership coaching component to their first year.
    Opting in at a reduced rate of $2500 for coaching for 10 monthly meetings with a coach to discuss issues of concern and delve into leadership challenges. Coaching sessions help you unleash your
    potential by tapping into your thinking, focusing on what is important. All sessions are confidential

NYSCOSS provides free contract negotiation services for all new
superintendents and annually renegotiates superintendent contracts.
Contact Jazz Conboy, General Counsel at or
Greg Berck, Assistant Counsel at


Vreneli G. Banks  
Associate Director
Director of LEAF, Inc.
T:  518.694.4875