DMCouncil Membership

A Professional Learning Community for Superintendents and District Leaders

Unparalleled Professional Development, Expert Advice, and Community

Established in 2004, DMCouncil was created to assist superintendents and district leaders in their enormously important work of educating our youth and shaping the future of our society and our nation. Achieving success in this undertaking requires district leaders to excel not only as educators but also as adept leaders and managers.

DMCouncil Membership is a valuable resource for superintendents and district leadership teams to strengthen their leadership and management capacity through exclusive access to DMGroup's cutting-edge research, expert advice, and professional development opportunities.

Members of DMCouncil learn together at our in-person and virtual convenings, collaborate, problem-solve, share ideas, and benefit from the collective wisdom of the membership community.


Some of the trusted DMCouncil members

I know sometimes we all think we’re unique, but listening to others how they approach things and learning from them and seeing how it applies to your community and your context helps a lot.

Sito Narcisse, Superintendent East Baton Rouge Parish School System (LA)

District Management Group has been so helpful in terms of providing an annual place to learn with other superintendents across the country and equally helpful to be a partner that we can work with to implement those practices in our home districts.

Dr. Ehren Jarrett, Superintendent Rockford Public Schools (IL)

Everything I’ve seen is very well produced, very well researched and very well thought out as far as a plan or a program or an initiative or just what might be next on the horizon in education.

Martha Salazar Zamora, Superintendent Tomball ISD (TX)

Superintendents’ Strategy Summit

DMGroup’s signature three-day Superintendents’ Strategy Summit is not only a premier in-person professional development experience; it also serves as a space where district leaders can participate in highly interactive case studies and simulations, engage in candid conversations, and learn from one another. Sessions facilitate collaborative conversations and shared experiences and foster connections and friendships that extend beyond the event.

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Bi-Annual Advisory Calls

Kick-off Call: DMCouncil member superintendents are invited to schedule an annual kickoff call to discuss the most pressing issues and identify how to best leverage your DMCouncil membership in the coming year. Mid-year Advisory Call: Each DMCouncil member superintendent receives a mid-year call to ensure that they are fully utilizing DMGroup’s expertise and many resources.

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Networking of Forward-Thinking Leaders

DMCouncil brings together a diverse group of inspired leaders from districts of all types and sizes across the country who share a learning mindset and a commitment to making a difference in public education. Our in-person and virtual gatherings provide members with an opportunity to connect, discuss common challenges, and share ideas and lessons learned.

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Member Prices for Professional Development Institutes

DMCouncil members receive price reductions for our professional development programs for district and school teams. Our Professional Development Institutes are offered in a variety of practice areas, including secondary scheduling, academic-ROI, and elementary scheduling best practices. Member price reductions allow you to recoup a significant portion of your annual membership dues.

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District Management Journal

Member districts receive ten print subscriptions to District Management Journal for the district superintendent and nine designees. Our signature publication shares in-depth research and DMGroup’s field experience via case studies, articles, toolkits, and much more.

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Join DMCouncil

Become a DMCouncil member to strengthen your district's management and leadership capacity. Download our membership agreement form to join today.

Membership Agreement Form

DMCouncil Membership

  • Annual Superintendents' Strategy Summit
  • Bi-Annual Advisory Calls
  • Network of Forward-Thinking leaders
  • Access to our best practices research
  • Ten subscriptions to District Management Journal
  • Member price reductions for DMInstitutes professional development programs

$4,500 per year

Multi-year Membership Savings

DMCouncil membership is $4,500 per year. Save when you sign up for a multi-year membership.

  • 1-year membership plan: $4,500
  • 2-year membership plan: $8,500
    (total savings of $500 or 5.5%)
  • 3-year membership plan: $12,000
    (total savings of $1,500 or 11%)

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