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Rhode Island School Superintendents' Association

Hassenfeld Institute

08 Dec 2014 10:25 AM | Judy Spremulli (Administrator)


On November 20 RISSA members from nearly every district in the State attended a professional development activity for public school leaders the Hassenfeld Institute at Bryant University.  

The seminar, Foundation for Success: Superintendents Managing the Transition to a New Administration, was attended by superintendents as well as the leadership team from the Rhode Island Department of Education. Gary Sasse, Director of the Institute, led the first session by discussing the best practices and opportunities with the next gubernatorial administration and newly elected school committees. Dr. Elzobtbek Rustambekov  of the Management Department then conducted a fascinating discussion of multi-stakeholder collaboration.

The afternoon discussion, moderated by Gary, led an open and in-depth dialog between district and State educational leaders regarding their goals and perspectives and laid the groundwork for an ongoing, formal structure for collaboration. We greatly appreciate the efforts of Gary Sasse and Kate Cantwell from the Institute and the hospitality of Bryant University.


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