Two Top-Flight District Administrators Named 2022 Women in School Leadership Award Winners at 2nd General Session
The superintendent in Guilford County, N.C., and an assistant superintendent in Colorado Springs, Colo., were recognized Friday morning as the recipients of the 2022 Women in School Leadership Awards. The honors were presented during the 2nd General Session of the AASA National Conference on Education in Nashville, Tenn. The winner in the superintendent category was […]
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)
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 […]
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 […]
Deborah Kerr, AASA’s president-elect, drew on her own experiences as superintendent of a school district of modest means to set a course for her year at the helm of her professional association. Her remarks were made at the 3rd General Session of AASA’s national conference. She will be installed in July as AASA president. “As […]
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.
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, […]
“The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them.” Sharon Contreras, superintendent of Guilford County Schools in Greensboro, N.C., recited that Ida B. Wells quote during an AASA conference panel on Friday titled “A No-Holds-Barred Conversation with Female Superintendents.”
If you had to pick one value that you hold most dear, what would it be? Courage? Reputation? Loyalty? Love? Do your values in your professional role and your private love reflect the same choices?