Lamb selected for 2017-2018 Urban Superintendents Academy

Dr. Heather Lamb, adult academic coordinator at the Adult Learning Center, has been accepted into the 2017-2018 School Superintendents Association (AASA)/Howard University Urban Superintendents Academy. Lamb is in the third cohort of educational leaders participating in the academy that was established in 2015.

According to the AASA website, the Urban Superintendents Academy is designed to help educational leaders:

  • prepare for and successfully acquire a position as an urban superintendent;
  • delineate and apply key skills of 21st century leadership;
  • address critical problems and issues facing all urban superintendents today in a strategic and creative way;
  • deal effectively and creatively with community relations and politics of the urban setting;
  • use a range of 21st century facilitative skills to deal with organizational politics and relationship building in the urban school system;
  • become a strategic leader who consistently demonstrates critical reasoning, problem solving and creativity; and
  • learn how to effectively work with the board of education.

Through her participation in the academy, Lamb will have the opportunity to attend in monthly professional learning sessions throughout the school year and to network with other educational leaders and mentors.

Before serving in her current role at the Adult Learning Center, Lamb worked as a classroom teacher, literacy specialist, instructional specialist, elementary school assistant principal, middle school assistant principal and elementary school principal. Lamb earned her Doctor of Education from Nova Southeastern University and her Master of Education from Regent University. She has a Master of Arts in Pre-Elementary Education and a Bachelor of Science, both from Norfolk State University.

To learn more about the AASA/Howard University Urban Superintendents Academy, visit

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