Delaware Academy for School Leadership

Executive Leadership Academy

executive leadership academy

Our Mission:

The goal of the Executive Leadership Academy (ELA) is to prepare outstanding educators to successfully lead Delaware school districts and charter schools.


Participants are provided a rigorous curriculum led by experienced facilitators. Academy participants engage in dialogue with representatives from Delaware’s most prestigious law firms representing school districts, leaders from the Delaware State Education Association, experts from Delaware State Budget Office and receive mentoring from outstanding Delaware superintendents. Click here for more information on the curriculum.

DASL leadership training
Enhancing School Leadership

Executive Leadership Academy prepares aspiring school superintendents.

Participants Growing & Leading Throughout the State

Real World Experience

Cohort members meet experts in the field of educational leadership and benefit from the collective wisdom of the cohort and the Academy leaders.


Recent Feedback from Cohort IV Participants:

“I enjoyed talking to influential superintendents and retirees who have so much insight on education. I love the professionalism and conversations with peers.”

“The opportunity to collaborate with great educational thinkers and share in the wisdom of great leaders from this state.”


Dr. Sharon Brittingham and Dr. Steve Godowsky coordinate DASL’s Executive Leadership Program.

For information about the program contact Sharon Brittingham at

Dr. Sharon Britingham

The Executive Leadership Program will be offered every two years. Applications for 2020-2021 will be available January 2020.