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New Scholarship in Daniel Domenech’s Honor Will Support Participants in AASA Aspiring Superintendent Academy for Latino & Latina Leaders

David Schuler, left, announces a scholarship in exiting Executive Director Dan Domenech's name. Photo by Jimmy Minichello.

AASA, The School Superintendents Association has created the Daniel A. Domenech Scholarship, named after the organization’s executive director who is retiring this month. 

The needs-based scholarships will help fund recipients’ participation in the Aspiring Superintendents Academy for Latino and Latina Leaders,® a highly interactive year-long program that provides participants with the real-world skills a next-generation Latino and Latina superintendent will need to succeed.

Through the generosity of the Frank and Shirley Dick Trust and Imagine Learning, AASA will award four scholarships for the next Aspiring Superintendents Academy®️ for Latino and Latina Leaders, which begins next month. Frank Dick served as president of AASA. 

The announcement was made Thursday at the 1st General Session of AASA’s National Conference on Education in San Antonio, Texas. Read the official AASA press release.

Domenech, a native of Cuba, spent more than half a century in public education, including 27 years as a superintendent and 15 years as the executive director of AASA.

The academy supported by the new scholarship fund includes modules and focus areas, including:

  • Knowing Yourself and Your Leadership Strengths and Areas of Growth; and
  • Leading for Equity with Urgency: Unique Challenges Facing Latino and Latina Superintendents in Confronting Bias, Limited Access and Opportunity, and Inherent Structural Inequities.

For additional information about the Aspiring Superintendents Academy® for Latino and Latina Leaders, visit the AASA website or contact Gladys Cruz at or Debbie Magee, director, Leadership Network, at To donate to the scholarship, contact Tammy Barbara at

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