A Professional Learning Community for Superintendents and District Leaders

About DMCouncil

An essential resource for superintendents and school district leaders

In 2004, DMCouncil was created out of a belief that superintendents and district leaders need a greater level of support to tackle the enormously important work with which they are charged. Responsible for educating our nation’s students, superintendents and school district leaders hold the future of our society, our nation, our world in their hands. To be successful, district leaders must not only be great educators but must also be great leaders and managers.

DMCouncil Membership helps superintendents and district leadership teams strengthen leadership and management capacity to solve complex school district challenges.

As a DMCouncil Member, superintendents and their leadership teams have access to DMGroup’s best practice research, advice, and professional development. And, as a member, district and school leaders join a community of forward-thinking peers committed to achieving measurable, sustainable results for students. DMCouncil Members learn together at our in-person and virtual convening, share ideas, and support each other in their challenging and all-important work.


district leaders





4 million+

students supported

*As of August 2020

Key Benefits

DMCouncil Member Benefits

  • Connect, share ideas and collaborate with fellow superintendents

    Our community brings together leaders from districts of all sizes and demographics across the country.
  • Strengthen your team's leadership and management capacity

    Our professional development conferences, webinars, and roundtables provide unparalleled learning opportunities.
  • Access expert advice on your district’s specific challenges

    Our experts bring deep knowledge of management and education best practices, systems-thinking, and a fresh perspective.
  • Deepen your knowledge and stay at the forefront of the latest research

    Our resources combine management and education best practices and share lessons learned from our work with school districts.
  • Cost-effectively support your district's leaders to deliver impact

    Provide your team with high-quality research, expert advice, and implementation tips to help them address complex challenges and achieve their goals.

Membership Features

Unparalleled PD, insightful research, expert advice, and community

DMCouncil Membership gives your district’s entire leadership team access to rich professional development experiences, insightful research, expert advice that draws on real-district experience, and opportunities to collaborate with forward-thinking educational leaders from districts of all types across the country.


Superintendents’ Strategy Summit (SSS)
This annual three-day premier superintendents-only conference brings together member superintendents from around the country to network, share ideas, and explore our latest research on management techniques and education best practices. The focus is on putting these best practices into action for measurable, sustainable results. Materials, meals, and two nights’ hotel accommodations are included with registration. Learn more >

Advisory Calls with Experts
When you have questions or need advice, our experts are here for you and your team. Request a 30-minute advisory call, and you will be matched to speak with the most appropriate DMGroup expert to address your needs.


Leadership Development Meetings (LDMs)
LDMs are professional development conferences designed for cross-functional district teams to gain exposure to new ideas and strategies, build buy in for new approaches, and collaborate outside of an administrative, in-district setting.

Webinars and Virtual Roundtables
Member-exclusive webinars and virtual events provide opportunities to stay abreast of management and educational best practices from our experts and engage with other members of the DMCouncil community.

In-District Professional Development
Build leadership and management capacity with supplemental in-district professional development for school and district leaders.

Subscription to District Management Journal
Member districts receive district subscriptions to DMGroup’s semi-annual publication. District Management Journal features our latest research, district case studies, and toolkits to help district leaders implement measurable, sustainable improvements. Explore past DMJs >

I use a lot of the resources that DMCouncil provides as part of our own work in the district with our Administrative Council, developing our strategic plan, even with the Board of Education and the broader community. These resources have become integral in our work as a system.

Dr. Christine Carver, Superintendent Bethel Public Schools (CT)

I love the fact that I feel like I could call anybody on the DMCouncil staff at any time and check into our work or to toss an idea their way and get some collaboration regarding that.

Dr. Dana West, Former Superintendent Amarillo Independent School District (TX)

The quality of programming and the information presented sets DMCouncil apart from any of the conferences I attend.

Dr. Lawrence Mussoline, Superintendent Haddonfield Public Schools (NJ)

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

Select the annual membership option that meets your district's needs

DMCouncil Membership

  • Annual Superintendents' Strategy Summit
  • 4 Leadership Development Meeting (LDM) registrations (Supt. + 3 district leaders)
  • Member-exclusive research
  • DMJournal subscription
  • Weekly virtual roundtables with all member districts


DMCouncil Executive Partner Program

Includes everything from the DMCouncil Membership package plus:

  • A dedicated DMGroup Executive Partner
  • One half-day Strategy Session
  • Access to our District Leadership Community of Superintendents
  • Guided access to DMGroup research and tools


Our Community

Community of forward-thinking peers committed to transformational change.

DMCouncil brings together a diverse group of inspired leaders who share a learning mindset and a commitment to making a difference. DMCouncil leaders represent districts of all types and all sizes from across the country. Members of DMCouncil learn together, collaborate, problem-solve, share ideas, and benefit from the collective wisdom of the membership community.

    DMCouncil Member Districts

    Academy School District #20, CO
    Acton-Boxborough Regional Schools, MA
    Alhambra Elementary School District, AZ
    Austin ISD, TX
    Barnstable Public Schools, MA
    Barrington School District 220, IL
    Batavia Public Schools District 101, IL
    Bedford Stuyvesant New Beginnings Charter School, NY
    Berlin Public Schools, CT
    Bethel Public Schools, CT
    Bibb County School District, GA
    Boston Public Schools, MA
    Boulder Valley School District, CO
    Butler Area School District, PA
    Caddo Parish Public Schools, LA
    Calvert County Public Schools, MD
    Cambridge Public Schools, MA
    Centennial School District, MN
    Champlain Valley School District, VT
    Chester County Intermediate Unit, PA
    Clark-Pleasant Community Schools, IN
    Clinton Public Schools, CT
    Coeur d‘Alene Public Schools, ID
    Columbia Heights Public Schools, MN
    Community High School District 117, IL
    Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents, CT
    Connecticut Technical Education and Career System, CT
    Coventry Public Schools, CT
    Deerfield School District 109, IL
    Denver Public Schools, CO
    Dougherty County School System, GA
    Dublin City Schools, GA
    Durango School District 9-R, CO
    East Granby Public Schools, CT
    East Longmeadow Public Schools, MA
    East Lyme Public Schools, CT
    Ellington Public Schools, CT
    Elmhurst CUSD #205, IL
    Equity Alliance, MN
    Everman ISD, TX
    Farmington Area Public Schools, MN
    Farmington Public Schools, CT
    Forest Lake Area Schools, MN
    Fort Bend ISD, TX
    Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8, CO
    Fridley Public Schools, MN
    Fulton County School System, GA
    Governor Mifflin School District, PA
    Grand Island Public Schools, NE

    Grant CHSD 124, IL
    Great Valley School District, PA
    Guilford Public Schools, CT
    Gwinnett County Public Schools, GA
    Haddonfield Public Schools, NJ
    Hamden Public Schools, CT
    Hilliard City School District, OH
    Hillsboro School District 1J, OR
    Huntley Community School District 158, IL
    Indian Prairie School District #204, IL
    Iowa City Community School District, IA
    Jefferson Parish Public School System, LA
    Lakeville Area Public Schools, MN
    Lake Zurich CUSD 95, IL
    LAUSD - LD South, CA
    Ledyard Public Schools, CT
    Lewis-Palmer School District 38
    Lincoln Public Schools, MA
    Lincoln Public Schools, NE
    Lockport Township High School District 205, IL
    Longmeadow Public Schools, MA
    Mahtomedi Public Schools ISD #832, MN
    Maine School Administrative District 6, ME
    Maine School Administrative District 11, ME
    Mansfield Public Schools, CT
    Methacton School District, PA
    Middletown Public Schools, CT
    Minnetonka School District #276, MN
    Mounds View Public Schools, MN
    Mt. Lebanon School District, PA
    New Bedford Public Schools, MA
    New Fairfield Public Schools, CT
    New Hartford Public Schools, CT
    Newington Public Schools, CT
    Newport Public Schools, RI
    Norfolk Public Schools, VA
    North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School District 622, MN
    Northeast Metro 916 Intermediate School District, MN
    Norton Public Schools, MA
    Norwalk Public Schools, CT
    Olathe Unified School District 233, KS
    Orange County Public Schools, FL
    Oxford Hills School District, ME
    Phoenixville Area School District, PA
    Pittsfield Public Schools, MA
    Plainview ISD, TX
    Polk County Public Schools, FL
    Portsmouth School Department, RI
    Prior Lake-Savage Area School District, MN

    Quakertown Community School District, PA
    Rapides Parish School District, LA
    Regional School District 10, CT
    Regional School District 12, CT
    Regional School District 16, CT
    Regional School District 17, CT
    Rhode Island Department of Education, RI
    Rockford School District #205, IL
    Roseville Area Schools ISD 623, MN
    Round Lake Area Schools CUSD #116, IL
    RSU 23 Old Orchard Beach Schools, ME
    Salem Public Schools, MA
    Saratoga Springs City School District, NY
    Savannah-Chatham County Public School System, GA
    Schenectady City School District, NY
    School District of Philadelphia, PA
    Shakopee Public Schools, MN
    Sioux Falls School District, SD
    Smithfield Public Schools, RI
    Somerset Berkley Regional & Somerset Public Schools, MA
    Somerville Public Schools, MA
    South St. Paul Public Schools, MN
    South Washington County Schools, MN
    SouthWest Metro Intermediate District, MN
    Spring Lake Park ISD 16, MN
    St. Anthony-New Brighton Schools, MN
    St. Charles CUSD 303, IL
    St. Francis Area Schools ISD 15, MN
    Stillwater Area Public Schools, MN
    Suffern Central School District, NY
    Suffield Public Schools, CT
    Tempe Elementary School District 3, AZ
    Tigard Tualatin School District 23J, OR
    Tomball ISD, TX
    Tulare Joint Union High School District, CA
    Utica City School District, NY
    Vernon Public Schools, CT
    Waconia Public Schools ISD 110, MN
    Washington Department of Public Instruction, WA
    Watertown Public Schools, MA
    Wauconda CSD 118, IL
    West Springfield Public Schools, MA
    Wheaton Warrenville CUSD #200, IL
    White Bear Lake Area Schools ISD 624, MN
    Wicomico County Public Schools, MD
    Widefield School District 3, CO
    Wilmette Public Schools District 39, IL
    Wilton Public Schools, CT
    Windham Public Schools, CT

    *As of August 2020