Curtis Jones Jr. described his reaction to being named the 2019 National Superintendent of the Year® at the AASA national conference’s 1st General Session. He talked about the message he hoped to share with fellow educators over his year in the national limelight. Jones leads the Bibb County Schools in Macon, Ga.
The stars of the show at Thursday evening’s AASA graduation ceremony were a diverse group of superintendents and aspiring superintendents who had completed coursework and projects in cohort programs that sprang to life at AASA over the last five years.
Thirty-six educators have finished AASA’s Urban Superintendents Academy programs, and they will be recognized at a ceremony on Thursday evening, Feb. 14, at the association’s 2019 National Conference on Education in Los Angeles.
Superintendents from the third-largest city in Idaho, a county district in central Georgia and two sprawling suburban districts in Indianapolis, Ind., and San Antonio, Texas, are the four finalists for the 2019 National Superintendent of the Year award, which will be announced in on Thursday, Feb. 14.