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, […]
Curtis L. Jones Jr., who spent the first 20 years of his professional life serving in the U.S. Army before taking on public school leadership in Georgia, was named the 2019 National Superintendent of the Year®.
When business leader Roy Bibb sat down for lunch with the new leader of the Bibb County School District in Macon, Ga., he wasn’t sure what to expect. After all, Curtis L. Jones Jr. had spent 20 years as an Army officer, topping out at lieutenant colonel, before embarking on a new career in public education.
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.
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.
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.
Three educators, including a past president of AASA, have been named the 2019 honorees for the Dr. Effie H. Jones Humanitarian Award, which will be given at the AASA National Conference on Education’s 1st General Session on Thursday, Feb. 14, in Los Angeles.
Three superintendents in Illinois, Maine and Michigan and two central-office leaders in Florida and Georgia are the finalists for AASA’s 2019 Women in School Leadership Awards.
Two outstanding educators, including the immediate past president of the association, are receiving Distinguished Service Awards from AASA at its 2019 National Conference on Education in Los Angeles.
Three of the nation’s outstanding graduate students in educational administration have been selected by AASA, The School Superintendents Association, to receive $2,500 scholarships.