Dania Bazzi

Dr. Dania Bazzi is currently the Superintendent of the West Bloomfield School District and was the 2022 Michigan Superintendent of the Year.

Previously, Dr. Bazzi served as the Superintendent of Ferndale Public Schools and Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools. She has also held the positions of Director of Teaching & Learning for Hamilton Community Schools, School Improvement & Data Consultant with Jackson County Intermediate School District, and a math teacher at John Glenn High School. WBSD’s mission is to support each student’s needs by providing the opportunities, experiences, and educational tools for their journey.

Dr. Bazzi earned her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Wayne State University. She holds a master’s in Teaching and bachelor’s degree in Mathematics both from the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

Dr. Bazzi and her husband Zach reside in Canton, with their children Danny and Norman.


Day 2
January 19, 2023
10:30 am

District Leadership that Works: A Panel Discussion with MASA Superintendents of the Year on how to Implement Research-Based Best Practices

19 January
Time:  10:30 am - 11:45 am
Location:  Prairies VI (Lower Level)

In this session attendees will learn from MASA Superintendents of the Year on how they have utilized research-based best practices. The panel consists of superintendents from rural, urban and suburban school districts. They will share their tools, techniques, and strategies along with how they have overcome obstacles to best serve and support their school communities.

The discussion will be based on the six district-level leadership responsibilities that significantly impact the superintendent's abilities to lead: goal setting process, non-negotiable goals for student achievement and instruction, board alignment supporting district goals, monitoring the goals, use of resources to support the goals, and providing a defined autonomy to principals (based on Marzano and Waters book, District Level Leadership that Works, 2009).

Attendee takeaways from our session:
* Gain an understanding of the evidence based best practices/responsibilities that correlate to student achievement.
* Learn the techniques, strategies and tools that recognized superintendents used when implementing evidence based best practices.
* Find ways to combat the many obstacles that superintendents face when implementing evidence based best practices.

11:45 am

Awards Luncheon

Arcadia Ballroom (Lobby Level)
19 January
Time:  11:45 am - 1:30 pm
Location:  Arcadia Ballroom (Lobby Level)

Lunch, Rose Memorial, Champion for Children Award, Superintendent of the Year Recognition, Distinguished Administrator Recognition

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