Member Testimonials

The DA Leadership Institute Summit is the conference that delivers what superintendents really need. It’s the best professional development event available, hands down, and it makes everyone who participates a more effective leader.

—Dr. Quintin Shepherd
Linn-Mar Community School District

The solutions providers I find at the DA Leadership Institute Superintendents Summits are valued partners with me as I lead my district toward a mission of education excellence for all students. I have benefited from the direct access to many innovative solutions at the DALI Summit, and I have integrated them into my team's work in my district. DA Leadership Institute Summits provide an outstanding program that generates trusted relationships between solutions providers and superintendents, and I know of no better setting for building lasting partnerships while discovering new ways to boost the success of my school district.

—Jerry S. Boyd
Director of Schools
Putnam County School System

At the DA Leadership Institute Summit, I’ve met multiple K12 solutions providers that are now making a positive difference in my district.  DA Leadership Institute Summits are an ideal opportunity for district leaders and K12 market experts to collaborate for shared success in K-12 education.

—Randy Zimmerly
Westview School Corp

There are so many great companies and solutions that can help my students learn more effectively. DA Leadership Institute Superintendents Summits give me the opportunity to find them. My conversations at DA Leadership Institute Summits have already led me to bring multiple solutions providers into my district.

—Jill Gildea
Freemont #79

"The professional development that you provided for superintendents was outstanding. Your choice of speakers and topics made for an excellent educational opportunity. The setting and the ambiance too, were top notch. My hats off to you and your staff for providing a great experience. I came away rejuvenated and fired up for the important tasks facing Michigan administrators and all education leaders in the United States. Job well done."

—William H. Mayes
Michigan Association of School Administrators

"The Superintendents Summit combined fellowship, fun, and a shared focus for superintendents from all over the country. If there is a better way to have meaningful, sincere dialogue with peers and providers, I haven't found it!"

—Jim Stockdale
Superintendent, Bethlehem-Center
(Pa.) School District