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Kansas and Kentucky Educators Receive Women in School Leadership Awards at Conference’s 2nd General Session

Two outstanding educators from Kansas and Kentucky were named AASA’s Women in School Leadership Award winners at the AASA conference’s 2nd General Session in San Antonio on Friday. Tiffany Anderson, superintendent in Topeka, Kan., was honored in the superintendent category. CheyAnne Fant, district director of nutrition services and afterschool programs in Barren County Schools in […]

Four Finalists Named in 2023 Women in School Leadership Awards Program

Tiffany Anderson, left, and Monica Goldson, right

AASA’s 2023 Women in School Leadership Awards will be presented at the 2nd General Session on Friday, Feb. 17, at AASA’s national conference in San Antonio. Awards will be given in two categories. The two finalists in the superintendent category are: The two finalists in the central office/principal category are: To learn more about the […]

[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)

Panel Offers Survival Tips for First Year in the Superintendency

A school board member who consistently opposes your ideas. Teacher contracts with clauses that make it difficult for you to implement new programs for students or teachers. A community split over whether to build one or two new schools. These experiences drawn from school districts were raised by a panel of four superintendents during an […]

Conscious Efforts Needed to Support LGBT Students, GLSEN Director Says

New Jersey passed legislation this month mandating boards of education ensure their curriculum and instructional material include an accurate portrayal of the social, economic and political contributions made by LGBT people and individuals with disabilities. The bill was proposed by GLSEN, a national LGBT advocacy organization that works with students and educators at the local, state […]