Accepting Applications for Executive Director

The Delaware Association of School Administrators (DASA) is accepting applications for the Executive Director. The Executive Director serves as the full-time executive officer of the Association. He/She is responsible for carrying out policies adopted by the Board of Directors and for supervising day-to-day activities of the organization are carried forward. He/She reports to the DASA Board of Directors and is annually evaluated by the Association officers. (more…)

Teacher/Employee Deferred Compensation Plan Changes

To learn more, please visit the State of Delaware website.
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Information from Ken Simpler

I want to thank the many of you who were able to attend what turned out to be a little more than a two hour meeting yesterday to hear and provide feedback regarding our state-administered defined contribution plans (i.e., 457b, 401a and 403b). Over the next several months as we plan for the transition of the plan vendors, I want to do a better job communicating with all of you and answering your inquiries proactively so that these changes do not overwhelm your office or create more than the “necessary” level of confusion among participants. (more…)

Teacher Appreciation Week

Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week, and we’d like to encourage Delaware to recognize the great educators in our schools by posting photos on facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #IloveDEteachers. Here is a graphic you can download to include in your photos. Thanks for your support!

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.”

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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. (more…)