Broad Superintendents Academy

The Eli and Edyth Broad Foundation funds The Broad Center (previously called the Broad Center for the Management of School Systems). The Broad Center conducts TWO training programs primarily for individuals who wish to work in school district settings.

1. The Broad Residency (fna The Broad Residency in Urban Education), a two-year program where participants are placed into full-time high-level managerial positions in school districts, CMOs, and federal/state departments of education. The Broad Center often covers all or part of their salary.
2. The Broad Superintendents Academy (BSA) is a training program held in six-sessions over ten months after which participants may expect to be placed in an urban school district. Applicants are solicited from the fields of education, the military, the private sector, and government. The sessions include contact with companies which specialize in nationwide school executive searches (eg. Ray & Associates and Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates). "Tuition" and travel expenses are paid by the Broad Center, and the Center may also cover some or all of the salary when the participant is placed in a district.*

As Joanne Barkan explains in “Got Dough? Public School Reform in the Age of VenturePhilanthropy” (Dissent, Winter 2011):
In reform-speak, both the Broad Academy and Residency are not mere programs: they are “pipelines.” Frederick Hess, director of Education Policy Studies at the conservative American Enterprise Institute, described the difference in With the Best of Intentions: How Philanthropy Is Reshaping K–12 Education (2005):
Donors have a continual choice between supporting “programs” or supporting “pipelines.” Programs, which are far more common, are ventures that directly involve a limited population of children and educators. Pipelines, on the other hand, primarily seek to attract new talent to education, keep those individuals engaged, or create new opportunities for talented practitioners to advance and influence the profession.…By seeking to alter the composition of the educational workforce, pipelines offer foundations a way to pursue a high-leverage strategy without seeking to directly alter public policy.
Once Broad alumni are working inside the education system, they naturally favor hiring other Broadies, which ups the leverage…

* NOTE: Each year from its inception until 2011, the Broad Center issued press releases which announced the number of participants in that year's cohort, along with their names. Starting in 2012, that practice was discontinued. The Broad Superintendents Academy no longer releases information about its graduating classes to the public, although it did continue to invite individuals to apply to its program in 2012 and 2013.

Known participants in alphabetical order:

Alfaro, Robert (2004)
Anderson, Bart G. (2006)
Atkinson, Cheryl L. H. (2006)
Avossa, Robert (2011)
Baker, Jill A. (2005)
Barbic, Chris (2011)
Barry, John (2004)
Bass, Angela (2005)
Blakeney Clark, Anne (2010)
Blaine, Jennifer (2010)
Boasburg, Tom (2009)**
Boone, Melinda (2004)
Brady, Thomas (2004)
Brandon, Yvonne W. (2006)
Brown, Mark (2011)
Burt, Helen (2004)
Burt, Walter (2002)
Byas, Dennis D. (2005)
Bynum, Randolph (Randy) (2007)
Carney, Ingrid (2007)
Coleman-Potter, Bonita (2008)
Contreras, Sharon (2010)
Covington, John (2008)
Darden, Thomas (2009)
Dawning, Paula (2002)
Dilworth, John (2005)
Downing, Kathryn (2002)
Evans, Mark (2003)
Fryer, Lawrence W., Jr. (2006)
Gilbert, Silvanus Taco (2010)
Gill, Paul (2007)
Glascoe, Michael (2002)
Gorman, Peter (2004)
Green, Patricia (2002)
Hammond, James Quezon (2010)
Hankins, Paul (2004)
Hanna, Tomás (2008)
Harner, William E. (2005)
Harries, Garth (2009)
Harris, Carl (2002)
Hayes, Aaron B. (2005)
Heatley, Edmond (2008)
Hegedus, Andrew S. (2005)
Heiligenstein, Anne (2010)
Heyer, Erik (2003)
Hite, William R., Jr. (2005)
Hopkins, Delores (2002)
Hughey, Gary (2005)
Hurt, Dorene (2009)
Ingram, Alan (2007)
Jenkins, Barbara (2006)
Jenney, Timothy (2002)
Johns, Christine (2004)
Johnson, Melody (2002)
King, Cheryl (2003)
Knighton, Christine (Nickey) (2007)
Lane, Linda (2003)
Lee, Candy (2004)
Leonard, Steven (2002)
Lepper, Steven (2009)
Littman, Kathi (2005)
Loe, Cynthia (2004)
Lowery, Lillian (2004)
Lusi, Susan (2003)
Lyles, Marcia V. (2006)
MacCormack, Penny (2011)
Manley, Paul (2008)
Manos-Sittnick, Angela M. (formerly Manos) (2006)
Martinez, Pedro (2009)
Materassi, Leaura (2003)
Matthews, Vincent C. (2006)
Mazyck, Veleter (2007)
McCown, Gaynor (2004)
McGann, Barbara (2003)
McGinley, Nancy (2002)
McIntyre, James P., Jr. (2006)
Micheaux, Donna J. (2005)
Miles, Mike (2011)
Mir, Gasper (2003)
Moore, Reginald (2005)
Morris, Howard (2003)
Morrison, Heath (2009)
Muñoz, Pablo (2006)
Oats, Mike (2011)
Oliver, Bernard (2002)
Paquin, Natalye (2004)
Peppler, Judy (2011)
Pierce, Glenn (2003)
Pitre, Maria (2008)
Polakow-Suransky, Shael (2008)
Polk, Steven R. (2006)
Pombar, Frank D. (2008)
Purcell, Carlinda (2004)
Randall, Pamela (formerly Hughes) (2004)
Rayer, Ben (2002)
Raymond, Jonathan P. (2006)
Redden, Joseph (2003)
Richardson, Rick (2011)
Robinson, Wendy (2002)
Roosevelt, Mark (2003)
Rose, Joel (2006)
Rosen, Amy (2004)
Rounds, Michael (2010)
Rudden, Eileen (2009)
Runcie, Robert (2009)
Ryder, Beverly P. (2006)
Saavedra, Abelardo (2002)
San Pedro, Ofelia (2005)
Sandoval, Monica (2003)
Scanlan, John (2007)
Scott, Irvin (2010)
Shazor, Marilyn (2010)
Silva, Valeria (2008)
Spampinato, Lynn (2004)
Statham, Kimberly (2003)
Stecz, Terrence (Terry) (2007)
Stockwell, Robert (2002)
Tata, Anthony (2009)
Terry, Laverne (2004)
Torres, Jose M. (2005)
Van Valkenburg, Frederick D. (2005)
Vigil, Joseph (2002)
Wardynski, Casey (2010)
Watkins, Patricia (2002)
Wechsler, Norman (2003)
Welch, John (2002)
Whalen, Kathleen (2002)
White, John (2010)
Wilkins, Stephen (2007)
Williams, Bennie (2007)

**Tom Boasburg's page states he is a "2009 graduate of The Broad Superintendents Academy Intensive," some sort of crash course. This is why he was not listed on the press release which announced the 2009 participants, nor on the press release which announced the 2009 graduates. The regular program is ten weekends over the course of a year.

Since 2002, the Broad Superintendents Academy has produced at least ten graduating classes. The Class of 2002 had 25 participants. The Class of 2007 had 14 participants. The Class of 2011 had eight participants. The cohort size for 2012 and 2013 is not known. See note above.