Level Up League: Future Superintendents

LSBA's Level Up League is looking for prospective leaders to make a future impact as a Superintendent in a Louisiana school district.

Future Superintendents
May 2023 - May 2024

The LSBA’s Level Up League is operated by the Louisiana School Boards Association and is a yearlong training module designed to prepare potential candidates for superintendent positions in Louisiana’s public schools. The training will provide intensive, in-depth preparation for the challenging job of being a public-school superintendent. Support for the Level Up League is covered by the tuition paid. Candidates are additionally responsible for their own travel, lodging, meals, and incidental expenses to attend the Level Up League sessions.

Areas of Focus

  • Advocacy

  • Superintendent 101

  • Relationships

  • Budget & Finance Instructional Leadership

  • Law & Operations

  • Mock Candidate Interviews/Evaluations

  • Other areas of focus include communications, technology uses, facilities, and timely hot topics.

Eligibility: Candidates must be currently employed by a school system that is a member of the LSBA. Candidates are responsible for securing approval from their school system to participate in the program.

Certification: To successfully “Level-Up” and earn a certificate of completion for the League, candidates will be expected to attend sessions and participate in all assignments and activities


The educational leader experts will include Louisiana’s top educational leaders and other experts in the field. The LSBA is committed to helping school systems grow and foster the next generation of leaders who want to "Level Up" and become superintendents.


A group of up to 20 candidates will be selected to participate in the Level Up League. Participants will attend 8 sessions (totaling 9 1/2 days) covering a variety of topics that will prepare prospective superintendents for future leadership opportunities.

Your Commitment

In addition to attending the sessions, participants will be expected to complete assignments and engage in collaborative projects. The Level Up League is designed to foster statewide communication and collaboration and a full commitment is necessary to the candidate's success.

2023-2024 Class Schedule (tentative)

May 2, 2023 - Advocacy in Action ( LSBA Capitol Conference)

July 20-21, 2023 - Superintendent 101

September 21, 2023 - Board and Superintendent Relationships

December 12-13, 2023 - Budget/Finance, Instructional Leadership

January 19, 2024 - Law and Operations

February 16, 2024 - Communications, Facilities, Technology, Hot Topics

March 10-12, 2024 - Mock Interviews and LSBA Annual Convention

April/May 2024 (date TBD) - Level Up Graduation and Exchange (LSBA Capitol Conference)

Application Information

Please click HERE to complete the online application for the Level Up League. Please email Robin Cosenza at if there are any problems with the application.

Candidates wishing to be considered for admission must apply no later than March 31, 2023. Candidates will be notified of admission status for the 2023-2024 Level Up League: Future Superintendents by April 14, 2023.

Tuition for the League is $750 and is payable by May 30, 2023. Please make checks payable to: Louisiana School Boards Association, 620 Florida Street, Suite 100, Baton Rouge, LA, 70801. For more information contact Dr. Janet Pope at or 225/769-3191.