FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 18, 2010

Contact:
Amy Vogt (AASA)
703-875-0723
avogt@aasa.org

Beverly Hall, Atlanta School Superintendent,
Appointed to Leadership Position in the
American Association Of School Administrators

ARLINGTON, Va. – Beverly Hall, superintendent of Atlanta, Ga., Public Schools, has been appointed to serve a three-year term on the Executive Committee of the American Association of School Administrators. Patricia E. Neudecker, 2010-11 AASA president-elect and superintendent in Oconomowoc, Wis., appointed Hall to the position, which begins July 1, 2010. AASA is the professional organization for school superintendents and other school system leaders nationwide.

As a member of the AASA Executive Committee, Hall will review and approve the association’s strategic plan and budget. The Executive Committee meets four times each year and conducts the ongoing business of the organization. The Executive Committee works with AASA’s Governing Board, which sets the policy agenda for the association.

Hall has been superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools, serving 50,000 students, since 1999, making her one of the longest-serving superintendents of an urban school district. She previously served as state district superintendent of Newark, N.J., Public Schools. In 2009, she was named National Superintendent of the Year by AASA.

“I am honored by this opportunity to serve the leading association for K-12 educators,” said Hall. “I look forward to contributing to AASA’s efforts to advance high-quality education for all children as a member of the AASA Executive Committee.”

“The AASA governance structure relies on the participation of practicing school leaders, who establish and oversee AASA’s goals,” said AASA President Mark Bielang, superintendent of schools in Paw Paw, Mich. “We value the work of our leaders, who are integrally involved in decisions about the critical issues facing school administrators and public education.”

“AASA appreciates our members’ willingness to lend their time and energy to advance AASA’s educational mission,” said AASA Executive Director Daniel A. Domenech. “Hall’s commitment to improving public education and advancing student learning benefits public education on a local and a national level.”

About AASA
The American Association of School Administrators, founded in 1865, is the professional organization for more than 13,000 educational leaders across America and in many other countries. AASA’s mission is to support and develop effective school system leaders who are dedicated to the highest quality public education for all children. AASA’s major focus is standing up for public education. For more information, please visit www.aasa.org.

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