[Video] Two Women Leaders Take Top Honors at AASA Conference (2:44)

Backstage interviews with the two recipients of AASA’s 2022 Women in School Leadership Awards: Sharon Contreras, superintendent, Guilford County Schools, Greensboro, N.C.; and Susan Field, assistant superintendent for learning services, Academy District 20, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Video filmed by Lifetouch and produced by Michael Ellson)

District Leaders in Texas and Utah Receive the EmpowerED Digital Superintendent of the Year Award

The superintendent of Dallas Independent School District in Dallas, Texas, Michael Hinojosa, and the superintendent of Weber School District in Ogden, Utah, Jeff Stephens, were honored Friday morning with the 3rd annual EmpowerED Digital Superintendent of the Year Award. This award, sponsored by ClassLink, recognizes an exceptional superintendent who serves as an empowered leader, leveraging […]

Three Friends of AASA Recognized with an Annual Honor at 2nd General Session

The AASA Friend of Education award was accorded to three individuals who do not work directly for K-12 education organizations at the 2nd General Session of the AASA national conference in Nashville on Friday morning. The recipients were: Gregg Behr, executive director of the Grable Foundation; Emily Oster, professor of economics at Brown University; and […]

[Video] What’s It Mean to Be Recognized by Peers as the Nation’s Top Superintendent? Curtis Cain of Wentzville, Mo., Shares Thoughts in a Backstage Interview (2:53)

Curtis Cain of Wentzville, Mo., talks about the message of hope that he has in mind for his superintendent colleagues across the country, minutes after he was named the 2022 National Superintendent of the Year in a ceremony Feb. 17 at the AASA national conference in Nashville, Tenn. (Video filmed by Lifetouch and produced by […]

Odds and Ends about Curtis Cain, 2022 National Superintendent of the Year Honoree

His Greatest Influence Curtis Cain, who is 48, considers mentorship the most profound impact on his 26 years in education. As he puts it: “We speak to the importance of significant relationships for students and, in numerous ways, this is true for professionals as well. From being a student to my teaching to engaging in […]

Pair of Equity Champions to Receive AASA’s Effie H. Jones Humanitarian Award

The 2022 Dr. Effie H. Jones Humanitarian Award will be presented to longtime AASA leader Sharon Adams-Taylor and veteran superintendent Luvelle Brown on Friday, Feb. 16, at AASA’s National Conference on Education in Nashville, Tenn.   The announcements will be made during the 2nd General Session. They also will be recognized at the annual Effie H. […]