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Upcoming Events

 
  • Chief Executive Officer Leadership Development Program (CEOLDP)

    Date: TBD
    Location: Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Institute for Administrative Assistants/Secretaries to Superintendents and School Boards

    Date: February 16-18, 2021
    Location: Tampa Renaissance International Plaza
  • Board of Directors Meeting at the Spring Leadership Confernece

    Date: April 13, 2022
    Location: Renaissance SeaWorld, Orlando, Florida
  • Spring Leadership Conference

    Date: April 13-15, 2022
    Location: Renaissance SeaWorld, Orlando, Florida
  • Board of Directors Meeting at the FSBA/FADSS Summer Joint Conference

    Date: June 9, 2022
    Location: Grand Hyatt, Tampa
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. Aesop

A Message from FADSS CEO

The Job of  a District School Superintendent is 24/7

As we head into the holiday season, I cannot think of a better time to express my sincere gratitude to each of you for your service as the education leader in your community.

Not many people realize the tremendous scope and responsibility that comes with being a district school superintendent. In most districts, the school system is one of, if not the largest employer in a county. School districts are bound by the same challenges and constraints of any business, with the added responsibility of the education and general well-being of society’s most vulnerable population.

Another thing that many people do not realize is that the job of a district school superintendent does not stop at the end of the school day – it is a 24/7, 365 day-a-year job. Whether it is attending school and district functions, participating in community events, dealing with lock-downs, or myriad of other events or situations;  the job does not end at 5:00 p.m. nor does Friday signal the end of the work week for a superintendent.

As a former superintendent, I know firsthand the importance of continually engaging with your community. I also know it can be a lonely job. However, I think you would agree with me that the personal rewards of serving your community through educating students and employing teachers, staff and administrators – far outweighs the long hours.  

Public schools are the cornerstone of every community and your job as the educational leader is so critically important. Again – I thank you for your service and dedication.

Serving together in education,  

Bill Montford

2021-2022 Platinum Partners