St. Clair R-XIII School District Superintendent Mike Murphy has been appointed to be a member of the District Administration Leadership Institute, an organization engaged in high-level dialogue on the future of education through high school.

Board of education President Dave Berkel received a letter from Randall Collins, executive director of the institute, regarding the appointment. He read the letter during the board’s most recent meeting.

“We designed the institute as a cutting-edge forum for research and professional development,” Collins’ letter reads. “A key component of the program is the Superintendents Summit, which periodically brings together top school district officials, specially selected sponsors and noted industry thought leaders.”

Murphy attended the summit this past winter in California.

“I think he would agree that it was a valuable and thought-provoking experience,” Collins said. “Dr. Murphy’s insights and contributions during the event make it clear he would be a worthy ongoing member of the institute.

“I can promise that the enriching engagement sparked by the institute will yield benefits for Dr. Murphy and the children of your district.”

The letter also stated that, “Participation is limited to a small number of selected educators, so this is quite an honor for both Dr. Murphy and the St. Clair R-XIII School District.”

According to its website, the District Administration Leadership Institute produces professional development meetings for kindergarten through 12th-grade leaders, featuring timely topics, top presenters, and practical, solutions-oriented programming.

The Institute’s flagship event, the Superintendents Summit, acquaints superintendents with new perspectives to lead amid the challenges and demands of K-12 district administration.