AASA Central | Leaders Matter
1508
page-template,page-template-full_width,page-template-full_width-php,page,page-id-1508,ajax_fade,page_not_loaded,,select-theme-ver-3.2.1,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-4.12,vc_responsive

 

Cherryl Paul, Superintendent, Sacaton Elementary School District, Sacaton, Ariz.

Nominated By: Mark Joraansted, Executive Director, Arizona School Administrators

Eddie Tyler, Superintendent, Baldwin County Public Schools System, Bay Minette, Ala.

Nominated By: Ryan Hollingsworth, Executive Director, School Superintendents of Alabama

AASA, The School Superintendents Association has launched its Leaders Matter campaign to showcase school districts where the exemplary leadership of the superintendent has resulted in meaningful, measurable outcomes for the schools, students and communities they serve.

Why do Leaders Matter?

AASA, The School Superintendents Association represents superintendents at the national level. From advocating on your behalf and on behalf of the children you serve, then successfully pushing for the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act to successfully working to double the dollars available through E-Rate, we are your support structure. We care about your professional development and we care about your well-being.

To help you with the problems and situations you face daily, we will share stories, tips and tools from successful practitioners. We will share the names of superintendents that have successfully implemented programs you may be contemplating. Additionally, we will keep you informed of what’s going on in Congress and the US Department of Education. We will ask you to share your stories or pose your requests for information or where to find the appropriate resources. We will do that for you because you are an educational leader and a champion for children in the community you serve.

School system leaders create meaningful change for the students they serve and their communities.

Women in School Leadership

Women comprise more than 70% of the education workforce, but few occupy the top leadership position in U.S. public school systems. AASA launched an inspiring video series to provide a firsthand account of the leadership journeys of nine women superintendents who have made it to the top job.

 

  • Learn about their journeys–the successes and challenges and how they overcame them to secure the superintendency.
  • Gain insights, life lessons and practical tips and advice to help you nail the top leadership job.
  • Discover proven strategies to help you break through barriers and navigate pathways to success.

 

Featuring: Theresa Alban, Frederick County Public Schools, Frederick, Md.; Debbi Burdick, Cave Creek Unified School District, Cave Creek, Ariz.; Traci Davis, Washoe County School District, Reno, Nev.; Mary Jo Hainstock, Vinton-Shellsburg Community School District, Vinton, Iowa; Gail Pletnick, Dysart Unified School District, Surprise, Ariz.; Michelle Price, North Central Educational Service District, Wenatchee, Wash.; Ana Riley, Portsmouth School Department, Portsmouth, R.I.; Michele Taylor, Calhoun City Schools, Calhoun, Ga.; and Marie Wiles, Guilderland Central School District, Guilderland Center, N.Y.

Early Childhood Education

Leaders Matter in every facet of education, from early learning through higher ed. We are excited to share the following case studies highlighting successful models of early learning environments underway in Ann Arbor, Mich., Wichita Falls, Texas and Yakima, Wash., by AASA members.

Ann Arbor Public Schools, Mich.
Jeanice Kerr Swift, superintendent of schools, and Dawn Linden, executive director, elementary education.

West Valley School District #208, Wash.

Mike Brophy, superintendent of schools, and Peter Finch, assistant superintendent.

Wichita Falls ISD, Texas.

Michael Kuhrt, superintendent of schools.

To learn more about AASA’s Early Learning Cohort, visit aasa.org/early-learn-cohort.aspx.

Advocacy

Sign Up For Alerts and Campaign News

Submit Your Story

By not checking the box above your story cannot be submitted. With questions please contact pmo@aasa.org.
  • AASA Love Public Education
    It is still the “greater equalizer” that provides for the greater good!
  • AASA Love Public Education
    I am passionate about the success of all students we save.
  • AASA Love Public Education
    It is the backbone of our democracy! Our country is stronger because of our public schools!!!
  • AASA Love Public Education
    We support ALL kids!
  • AASA Love Public Education
    All means All!!
  • AASA Love Public Education
    I believe the children are the future!
  • AASA Love Public Education
    It is the foundation of our nation and contributes to the talents pool of future global leaders.
  • AASA Love Public Education
    Each child deserves an Exceptional Educational Experience!
  • AASA Love Public Education
    Without it – we are nothing With it we can be everything!
  • AASA Love Public Education
    Today’s students are tomorrow’s leaders.
  • AASA Love Public Education
    “We must invest in our public schools.” Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.)
  • AASA Love Public Education
    “Montana has great teachers and administrators and students!” Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.)
  • AASA Love Public Education
    Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) shows his support for the I Love Public Education campaign.
  • AASA Love Public Education
    All children deserve access to a high-quality public education.
  • Test 1
  • Test2
  • AASA Love Public Education
    “It is essential that we foster a strong public education system where every child, regardless of their personal circumstances, can get the kind of quality education they need to be successful in the 21st Century economy.” Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.)
  • AASA Love Public Education
    It is still the “greater equalizer” that provides for the greater good!
  • AASA Love Public Education
    I am passionate about the success of all students we save.
  • AASA Love Public Education
    It is the backbone of our democracy! Our country is stronger because of our public schools!!!
  • AASA Love Public Education
    We support ALL kids!
  • AASA Love Public Education
    All means All!!
  • AASA Love Public Education
    I believe the children are the future!
  • AASA Love Public Education
    It is the foundation of our nation and contributes to the talents pool of future global leaders.
  • AASA Love Public Education
    Each child deserves an Exceptional Educational Experience!
  • AASA Love Public Education
    Without it – we are nothing With it we can be everything!
  • AASA Love Public Education
    Today’s students are tomorrow’s leaders.
  • AASA Love Public Education
    “We must invest in our public schools.” Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.)
  • AASA Love Public Education
    “Montana has great teachers and administrators and students!” Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.)
  • AASA Love Public Education
    Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) shows his support for the I Love Public Education campaign.
  • AASA Love Public Education
    All children deserve access to a high-quality public education.
  • Test 1
  • Test2
  • AASA Love Public Education
    “It is essential that we foster a strong public education system where every child, regardless of their personal circumstances, can get the kind of quality education they need to be successful in the 21st Century economy.” Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.)