Office of the Superintendent

Dr. Michael LaSusa

The essential intent of the School District of the Chathams is to discover and grow the gifts within each child.

Dr. Michael LaSusa

Power to grow depends upon the need for others and plasticity. Both of these conditions are at their height in childhood and youth. Plasticity or the power to learn from experience means the formation of habits. . . Active habits involve thought, invention, and initiative in applying capacities to new aims. They are opposed to routine which marks an arrest of growth. Since growth is the characteristic of life, education is all one with growing; it has no end beyond itself. The criterion of the value of school education is the extent in which it creates a desire for continued growth and supplies means for making the desire effective in fact.    --John Dewey, 1916


Future Considerations for 2024 Presentation

What Running Has Taught Me About Being a School Superintendent

Lessons Learned from the Pandemic

NJSBA Interview, Dr. Michael LaSusa & Mackey Pendegrast, Morris School District

Superintendent of the Year 2019