DASA Scholarships 2016

The Delaware Association of School Administrators asks your help in informing your seniors of an opportunity to win a scholarship of $1,000 offered by the Association and its departments. DASA will award a $1,000 William B. Keene Scholarship and a $1,000 Paul Carlson Dedication to  Excellence Scholarship. This DASA scholarship competition is limited to schools that have at least one administrator as a DASA member.

The DASA Scholarship is granted to a Delaware high school senior who intends to enroll in college immediately after high school and major in education. The basis for selection will be an essay of 300­500 words written by the student on the topic, “Why I Chose Education as My Career Field.”

You are asked to inform students of this opportunity. Please bring this contest to the attention of your guidance counselors and English teachers.

All schools may submit two essays; schools with 250 twelfth grade students may submit three essays; schools with 300 or more may submit four essays. Should you receive more than the number allowed, we ask that the school select the best and forward them to us. We also ask that the school make a reasonable determination that the essay is indeed the student’s own work.

All entries must be received in the DASA office by the COB, March 31, 2016
DASA will arrange for a team to evaluate the entries. Thank you for your help. Please call the DASA office if you have questions.

Read the Essay Rules
Download Essay Forms

Executive Leadership Academy Cohort III Announcement

Executive Leadership Academy

DASL invites interested superintendents, heads of school, district level administrators, and principals to participate in the third cohort of the Executive Leadership Academy. The goal of the ELA is to prepare outstanding educators to successfully lead school districts and charter schools.

As part of the ELA, participants attend relevant sessions on important topics of strategic planning, instructional leadership, collective bargaining, legal issues, school board governance, school construction and the Bond Bill, referendum planning, and school finance.

Participants are assigned a mentor, receive a workplace visit, complete a comprehensive leadership profile, and have the opportunity for a video‐taped mock interview. Participants meet with experts in the field and benefit from the collective wisdom of the group and Academy facilitators.

Academy Faculty

  • Retired superintendents Kevin Carson, Steve Godowsky, George Meney, and Tony Marchio

  • Distinguished Delaware school and district leaders including Sharon Brittingham

  • Recognized experts in the field of government, law, and education

DASL has been awarded DOE funding that supports the Executive Leadership Academy


New school district superintendents Heads of charter schools
District level administrators


Six Sessions for a total of over 45 hours
Full-Day Sessions (8:30 AM‐ 4:00 PM)
Kick-Off Dinner: June 18, 6‐9 PM
Full-day sessiosn: June 22, October 8 and 22, November 19, and December 3

Where: Capital School District Office, Dover

Registration: $575 includes costs for meals, books, leadership profile assessment, and related materials.

To apply for the ELA, send a current resume and a letter of support from your superintendent or head of school by June 3 to: Steven Godowsky at sgodow@udel.edu or call 302‐ 831‐ 8642, if you have any questions.

Payment information will be sent to candidates upon submission of the resume and nomination letter.