SCHOOL DISTRICT LEADER CERTIFICATE

The SDL Advanced Certificate program is designed for candidates seeking to become administrators at the district level (superintendents). This 12-hour program includes coursework in negotiations, superintendency, and central office leadership. NY SDL certification requires these 12 hours and 60 total graduate credits.

The SDL certificate program is also offered in a hybrid format, with some class sessions and some online work. SDL classes meet three times each semester on Saturdays, alternating by semester between the SBU Buffalo Center and the main campus in Olean.

With the permission of the program director, up to three (3) credit hours may be transferred into this program. 

SDL program requirements

Admission to the program requires:

  • Master’s degree in education or a certification-related area, with a 3.0 GPA or better
  • Teacher or school counselor certification, SBL certification recommended
  • Three years of K-12 school experience

Contact Information
If you wish to apply to this program, please contact the Graduate Admissions Office at St. Bonaventure University at (716) 375-2021 or gradsch@sbu.edu for graduate admission materials.

For more information regarding certification in school administration, please contact the program director:

Dr. Darlene McDonough
Plassmann Hall B42
St. Bonaventure University
St. Bonaventure, NY 14778
(716) 375-4026

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Sitter-Tompkins, Ann Marie

Titles/Responsibilities Lecturer
Academic School
School of Arts & Sciences
Academic Department Elementary Education
Contact Information Office Phone: (716) 375-2537
E-Mail: asitter@sbu.edu 
Office Location Plassmann Hall, B14
Courses Taught
  • EDUC 201. Introduction to Teaching 
  • EDUC 401. Diagnostic and Prescriptive Reading 
  • EDUC 425. Organization and Assessment for Elementary Classrooms 
  • EDUC 430. Methods for Teaching Elementary Science, Math and Technology
Academic Degrees
  • MSED, Education, St. Bonaventure University, 1990
  • B.S., Elementary Education, St. Bonaventure University, 1986
  • A.A.S., Human Services, Alfred State College, 1980
Personal Interests/Community Involvement
Other Education NYS State Administrator/Supervisor Certification, 2002
Professional Background
  • St. Bonaventure University, Lecturer, 2011-present
  • St. Bonaventure University, Adjunct Professor, 2006-present
  • Bolivar-Richburg, Elementary Teacher, 2003-2011
  • Cattaraugus/Allegany BOCES, Early Childhood & Human Services Teacher, 2001
  • Southern Tier Catholic School & Archbishop Walsh High School, Supervising Principal, 1999-2001
  • Olean City School District, Elementary Teacher, 1987-1999
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Teaching Philosophy
Current Research Interests/Projects
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