During the Second General Session, AASA awarded two educators the Women in School Leadership Award. This story was produced by Michael Ellson at the 2023 AASA Conference in San Antonio, Texas. Read more.
Brighton, N.Y., Superintendent Selected as 2023 National Superintendent of the Year at AASA’s Conference in San Antonio
A suburban superintendent in upstate New York who has deftly handled recent challenges to the school district’s diversity, equity and inclusion work was named the 2023 National Superintendent of the Year at AASA’s National Conference on Education in San Antonio, Texas. Kevin McGowan, 48, is superintendent of the Brighton Central School District, a first-ring suburb […]
As superintendent of the Brighton Central School District in Rochester, N.Y., Kevin McGowan is known for his strategic thinking, his willingness to listen to opposing viewpoints, his transparency and his calm leadership. He’s also known for his steadfast commitment to the belief he commonly shares that every single child matters: “Every child, every day, in […]
The 2020 National Superintendent of the Year® will be announced at the AASA national conference’s 1st General Session on Thursday afternoon, Feb. 13, in San Diego.
Indiana Superintendent Offered Travel Option to Dominican Republic for Next Lifetouch Memory Mission
The next Lifetouch Memory Mission, a week-long community-building project, will take place next January in the Dominican Republic, and one AASA conference attendee now has an expense-paid option of participating. Drawn randomly from entries submitted was Jeff Butts, superintendent of the Wayne Township School District in Indianapolis, Ind. His name was announced from the stage […]
Francisco Escobedo, superintendent of the Chula Vista Elementary School District in Chula Vista, Calif., was honored at the AASA conference’s 3rd General Session on Saturday morning as the 2019 recipient of the VH1 Save The Music Award. [See a short video interview with Escobedo in Conference Daily Online.] This marked the 14th time the award […]
The superintendent in Chula Vista, Calif., on what his schools are trying to do to support a robust music program among elementary school students in need.
The central-office administrator in Dade County, Fla., on the personal meaning of earning one of the 2019 AASA Women in School Leadership awards.
The superintendent in Oakland, Mich., on how she hopes to inspire the next generation of female leaders.
Charles H. F. Davis III began his keynote address midday Friday at the annual Effie H. Jones Memorial Luncheon in an unusual manner. He led the attendees through a rousing rendition of what’s widely considered the “black national anthem” – James Weldon Johnson’s “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” Davis, an assistant professor of clinical education […]