Coxsackie-Athens Central School District will be hosting educational leaders from across the country on October 2-4, as part of AASA, The School Superintendents Association’s Transformational Leadership Consortium

The purpose of the consortium is to support school district administrators as they scale successful models in support of engaging, effective learning experiences using educational and community partnerships to be the leading national voices for innovation in our nation’s public schools. 

“I commend our staff for creating a system that fosters post-secondary opportunities, career experiences and the skills, knowledge and understanding that are must-haves for students in the rapidly changing world we live in,” said Randy Squier, superintendent. “We look forward to hosting the Transformational Leadership Consortium fall meeting so future-driven district leaders from across the country can network with one another while learning about the innovations we offer in our school community.”

The event will also include site visits to  Questar III BOCES CTE Centers, , Tech Valley High School, The Gene F. Haas Center for Advanced Manufacturing Skills at HVCC and The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering,, 

 Earlier this year, Coxsackie-Athens Central School District was designated as an AASA Lighthouse Demonstration System for its exemplary work being future driven. The district is a member of AASA’s Learning 2025 Network, a cadre of more than 120 demonstration systems representing forward-leaning, urban, suburban and rural school districts engaged in learning, networking and working together to help drive education policy and, ultimately, improve student learning.

“In many places throughout the country, we have seen forward-moving school districts making outside-of-the-box changes to meet the individual needs for the students they serve. Coxsackie-Athens Central School District is one of those districts,” said Daniel A. Domenech, executive director, AASA. “As we continue to meet the growing demands of our students, this gathering will provide outstanding instructional practices that evolve around skills, knowledge, needs and readiness, which make up the district’s vision and direction.” 

Critical themes throughout the three-day meeting will include:

  • Small Schools/Big Opportunities 

  • Replicating Industry and Postsecondary Experiences to Transform a Student’s Future

  • Future-Driven on the Road to Destination 2030

“Experiences like these Transformational Leadership Consortium meetings are crucial for superintendents, school administrators and principals, as well as district central office personnel,” said Nick Polyak, superintendent, Leyden High School District 212 (Ill.), and chair of the consortium. “This program provides extraordinary opportunities for our colleagues as they work to adapt the concepts they see firsthand in an effort to implement them in their home districts. I applaud Superintendent Randy Squier and his team for hosting us this fall.” 

While at C-A, school leaders will visit and learn about our innovative courses and programs including:

  • Environmental science beekeeping

  • Elementary STEM 

  • Aqua Lab

  • Elementary and middle school classrooms

  • Music keyboarding

  • Incubator space and media classes

  • College course offerings and Pathways

  • Motor Sports and advanced manufacturing classes

  • Coding and computer science 

  • Distance Learning labs

  • Counseling and wellness support 

  • Fitness Center

  • CASH Student Help Desk 

  • Readiness dashboard:

  • HS library

  • Nature Trail & GO Cart Track (weather permitting)