[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 […]

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, […]