School leaders convene to celebrate AASA’s 150th anniversary

National gathering of superintendents celebrates milestone

san-diego-superintendentsThe School Superintendents Association, AASA, will host its annual conference, the National Conference on Education, Feb. 26-28 in San Diego. The National Superintendent of the Year will be announced at the conference.

“AASA has been serving as the voice for school district leaders for 150 years,” said Daniel A. Domenech, executive director, AASA. “We are helping superintendents set the pace for the way children learn and what they will achieve later in life. As we applaud public school leaders everywhere for the tremendous work they do, we are looking forward to this milestone in an effort to set a positive educational framework for generations to come.”

For the first time, superintendents will be recognized for completing the prestigious National Superintendent Certification program. Launched in 2013, the educational leadership program focuses on sharpening the skills that successful superintendents acknowledge are needed to thrive on the job.

Next page: Nominees for Superintendent of the Year

“Development of our nation’s superintendents has been a longstanding mission of AASA,” added Domenech. “Our ability to ensure that our district leaders have the tools and training to succeed in the job is critical to moving the success of America’s schools.”

The four finalists for the 2015 AASA National Superintendent of the Year were previously announced as:

-MaryEllen Elia, Hillsborough County Public Schools, Tampa, Fla.
-Philip Lanoue, Clarke County School District, Athens, Ga.
-Patrick Murphy, Arlington Public Schools, Arlington, Va.
-Patrice Pujol, Ascension Public Schools, Donaldsonville, La.

To learn more about the 2015 National Conference on Education, visit the conference website.

Material from a press release was used in this report.

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