School Administrator

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June 2016

SA-FEb Issue

Anniversary Issue

School Administrator is AASA's award-winning monthly magazine. It is delivered to every public school superintendent in the United States who is an AASA member and others at the cabinet-level. It provides big-picture perspectives and collegial advice on a broad range of topics specific to K-12 education and the leadership of public school districts. Jay Goldman, editor.
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 AASA Celebrates 150 Years: 1865-2015


Awards of Excellence

Nov mag issue

AASA's flagship publication, School Administrator, took the Award of Excellence in the magazine category of the National Public Relations Association's 2014 Publications and Electronic Media Contest for its November 2013 issue, which focused on career moves in the superintendency. The cover story was titled "Exiting Gracefully: Transitioning Out of the Superintendency and Toward New Horizons."


In addition, the AASA Conference Daily Online captured the Award of Excellence in the competition's electronic newsletter category. AASA's entry consisted of multimedia coverage of the association's National Conference on Education in Nashville, Tenn., in February 2014. This marked the first time the Conference Daily Online had been entered into a publications contest.

The Award of Excellence is the highest honor bestowed in each category.

Read the press release here.

 September 2012

The magazine earned honorable mention in the monthly magazine department category of the 2013 Tabbie Awards for its monthly Ethical Educator column, which was introduced in 2012. The Tabbies, a national contest with almost 500 editorial and design entries, is administered by the Trade Association and Business Publications International. The magazine’s Ethical Educator entry is represented on the TABPI website, as part of the new awards listings.

Read press release here.


School Administrator received the Award of Excellence in the magazine category of the National School Public Relations Association’s 2012 Publications and Electronic Media Contest for its September 2011 issue (theme: “Courage in the Superintendency”). This issue of School Administrator mostly focused on the role of courage in school system leadership by sharing self-reflections by 10 superintendents. In NSPRA’s national competition, the Award of Excellence is considered the top award in each category. NSPRA’s contest received 701 entries in 2012, including 537 in the publications' portion. View the issue here.