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 […]
[Video] Anderson and Fant Receive Women in School Leadership Award (5:33)
During the Second General Session, AASA awarded two educators the Women in School Leadership Award. This story was produced by Michael Ellson at the 2023 AASA Conference in San Antonio, Texas. Read more.
Four Finalists Named in 2023 Women in School Leadership Awards Program
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 […]
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 […]
[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 […]
Using Brown Deer to Deliver Points, AASA President-Elect States Her Case on Leadership
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 […]
VIDEO: Marie Izquierdo on Her Women’s Leadership Award (0:53)
The central-office administrator in Dade County, Fla., on the personal meaning of earning one of the 2019 AASA Women in School Leadership awards.
VIDEO: Wanda Cook-Robinson on Her Women’s Leadership Award (1:09)
The superintendent in Oakland, Mich., on how she hopes to inspire the next generation of female leaders.