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AASA’s Extant Century Club to Renew Ties Virtually During 2021 Confab

By Jacqueline Hyman |

The Century Club 100, once the governing board of AASA, will hold its annual meeting Thursday, Feb. 18 at 12:30 p.m. This year’s “coffee and conversation” gathering will take place virtually as a precaution against the COVID-19 pandemic, following suit of the National Conference on Education.

The meeting, sponsored by ProtectEd, will focus on social-emotional learning during the pandemic, as well as the need for reform of social justice, says Peter Flynn, past president of the Century Club. Retired superintendent Sheldon Berman, a 2020 recipient of CASEL’s Mary Utne O'Brien Award for Excellence in Expanding the Evidence-Based Practice of SEL, will be the speaker.

Berman also is one of the leaders of AASA’s Social and Emotional Learning Cohort, which aims to lead change in social and emotional outcomes for students.

Charles Ledbetter, superintendent in Pike Road, Ala., will succeed Jerry Thacker as the Century Club’s president. The Century Club consists of about 125 members. AASA members who are interested in joining the Century Club can contact Executive Director Tom Shelton at  

(Jacqueline Hyman is a senior reporter for Conference Daily Online and senior editorial assistant with School Administrator.)

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