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Leaders From Michigan and Florida Grab Women Leadership Awards

A superintendent from Michigan and a central-office leader in Florida were honored as AASA’s 2019 Women in School Leadership award winners at the 2nd General Session on Friday morning. The honoree in the superintendent category was Wanda Cook-Robinson, superintendent, Oakland Schools, Waterford, Mich. The titlist in the central-office/principal category was Marie Izquierdo, chief academic officer, […]

Odds and Ends About Curtis Jones Jr.

Editor’s Note: A series of short human interest stories about the newly named National Superintendent of the Year®, Curtis Jones Jr. of Macon, Ga.

VIDEO: 2019 Superintendent of the Year® Curtis Jones Jr. (2:45)

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.

AASA Cohort Graduates Feted in Conference Ceremony

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.