The Superintendents’ National Dialogue is a network of experienced school district superintendents who have personally committed to participate in an ongoing conversation focused on understanding and articulating what is required to meet the nation’s future educational needs.


To give experienced practitioners a voice in creating a compelling vision for public education and serve as a catalyst to move communities closer to transforming that vision into reality.


We identify and recruit leaders who will independently bring together respected colleagues who are committed to the improvement of schools in their locale and state. Local Hubs establish their own parameters for group size and frequency of meetings. Local Hubs share common concerns, successes, and best practices, and can engage with one another at any time.


Increasingly, Americans demand improved performance from public schools, based on a comparative decline internationally and evidence indicating that too many graduates leave high school ill prepared for either a career or post-secondary education. Community leaders, policy makers and analysts, think tanks and researchers have long dominated the national conversation about education reform. The Superintendents’ National Dialogue seeks to bring the knowledge, experience and skills of public school superintendents more prominently into the national conversation about the future of public education.