AASA in the News - 2016

Virginia Superintendents Earn National Superintendents Certification
Legacy, Feb. 24
Excellence in leadership in our nation’s public schools took a major step forward when AASA, The School Superintendents Association, announced the 2016 class of superintendents to earn National Superintendent Certification. Jared Cotton, superintendent of Henry County Public Schools, and Katrise Perera
former superintendent of Isle of Wight County Schools, were among the nearly 30 superintendents from across the country honored for completing the certification program.


Cotton Completes AASA Certification
Martinsville Bulletin, Feb. 23
Jared Cotton, superintendent of Henry County Public Schools, was among nearly 30 superintendents from across the country honored for completing National Superintendent Certification from AASA, The School Superintendents Association, according to a news release.
Martinsville Bulletin

AASA Campaign Seeks to Broaden What College, Career Readiness Means
eSchool News, Feb. 23
A new campaign launched at AASA’s national conference seeks to redefine what it means to be college- and career-ready through a set of readiness indicators that use multiple measurements to determine success.The Redefining Ready! campaign indicators paint a more accurate representation of students’ potential. In addition to ACT and SAT benchmarks, the indicators include Advanced Placement success, dual credits, internship hours, career clusters, student attendance, community service and more.
eSchool news


 Local Educator Elizabeth Ann Sanders Wins National Award
The Kansas City Star, Feb. 19
One of Kansas City’s own, Elizabeth Ann Sanders, was honored this month by one of the nation’s largest group of school leaders.Sanders, a former assistant superintendent in the Kansas City school district, was awarded the American Association of School Administrators’ Effie H. Jones Humanitarian Award for “dedicating her life to improving the quality of education and the quality of life for vulnerable children.”
The Kansas City Star


Princeton Superintendent Wins National Award
Cincinnati Enquirer, Feb. 18
Princeton Superintendent Thomas Tucker has been named the AASA National Superintendent of the year. Tucker was chosen over superintendent finalists from Charlottesvilla, Virginia; Vancouver, Washington, and Raeford, North Carolina, for the award presented by School Superintendents Association AASA and sponsored by the association, Aramark food service and The Variable Annuity Life Insurance Co. The finalists were chosen from among 49 superintendents, one from every state in the country, except Hawaii.
Cincinnati Enquirer

AASA Names 2016 Superintendent of the Year
eSchool News, Feb. 18
Thomas S. Tucker, superintendent of Princeton City Schools in Cincinnati, Ohio, has been named the 2016 AASA National Superintendent of the Year. The announcement came at the National Conference on Education, hosted by AASA, The School Superintendents Association.Now in its 29th year, the National Superintendent of the Year program, co-sponsored by AASA, Aramark and VALIC, celebrates the contributions and leadership of public school superintendents.
eSchool News

Ohio Educator Named Superintendent of the Year
Education Week, Feb. 16
Thomas Tucker, the superintendent in the Princeton City School District in suburban Cincinnati, has been selected as the 2016 National Superintendent of the Year by AASA, the School Superintendents Association.
Education Week

Tacoma School Superintendent Wins National Award
Education Week, Feb. 16
Tacoma school Superintendent Carla Santorno has won a national woman in school leadership award. She was honored last week at a conference in Arizona.The award from the American Association of School Administrators recognizes Santorno for building community connections to ensure student success.
Education Week


Brainerd Public Schools Receive Grant
Brainerd Dispatch, Feb. 15
Brainerd Public Schools has received a mini-grant from the American Association of School Administrators to fill urgent needs in the district.
Brianerd Dispatch


Florence Middle School Principal Wins National Leadership Award
Times Daily, Feb. 15
Florence Middle School Principal Aimee Rainey was named national winner of the AASA Women in School Leadership award Friday in Phoenix, Arizona.
Times Daily

Tacoma Superintendent Carla Santorno Earns National women in School Leadership Award
The News Tribune, Feb. 12
Tacoma Public Schools Superintendent Carla Santorno is the winner of a 2016 Women in School Leadership Award from the American Association of School Administrators.The award was announced Friday during the association’s national conference in Phoenix.
The News Tribune