AASA Women In School Leadership Initiative

More Than a Power Lunch: Building Networks to Support and Advance Women in School Leadership

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AASA Aspiring Women Leaders Program

AASA has selected 20 accomplished women leaders from school districts across the country to participate in the inaugural cohort of the AASA Aspiring Women Leaders Program. The Aspiring Leaders have exhibited professional excellence and a commitment to their work in the field of education.

The women will receive:

  1. Mentoring and coaching from a member of the AASA National Women's Leadership Consortium;
  2. Opportunities to network and collaborate with other aspiring women leaders from across the country; and 
  3. Opportunities to gain greater visibility through presentations at AASA meetings and in webinars.    

  The members of the AASA Aspiring Women Leaders Program include the following:

 Martinez Julissa Alcantar-Martinez, principal, Houston ISD, Houston, TX
 KarenArbogast.jpg Karen Arbogast, director of elementary education, Wooster City School District, Wooster, OH
 PeggyAune.jpg Margaret (Peggy) Aune, assistant superintendent, curriculum & instruction, Collier County Public Schools, Naples, FL
 Cheser.jpg Karen Cheser, chief academic officer/ deputy superintendent, Boone County Schools, Florence, KY
 Rosalie.jpg Rosalie Daca, chief academic officer, Racine Unified School District, Racine, WI
 Freeman.jpg Elizabeth Freeman, director of innovative learning, Teaching and Technology, Fremont School District 79, Mundelein, IL
 Alene.jpg Allene Houston Jones, assistant principal, Paducah Independent Schools, Paducah, KY
 AmyIllingworth.jpg Amy Illingworth, director, professional growth, Sweetwater Union High School District, San Diego, CA
 Jones.jpg LaTonya Jones, assistant principal, DeKalb County School District, Atlanta, GA
 Kortemeyer.jpg Amy Kortemeyer, assistant superintendent, Iowa City Community School District, Iowa City, IA
 EricaLawrence.jpg Erica Lawrence, principal, Jefferson County Public Schools, Louisville, KY
 TamuLucero.jpg Tamu Lucero, assistant superintendent, Stamford Public School District, Stamford, CT
 MacKinney.jpg Kimberly MacKinney, chief academic officer, Oro Grande School District, Oro Grande, CA
 Marrow.jpg Carletta Marrow, instructional director, Prince George's County Public Schools, Temple Hills, MD
 Minor Judith Minor, associate superintendent, Community Unit School District 308, Oswego, IL
 KristiMurphy.jpg Kristi Murphy, assistant superintendent, human resources, Arlington Public Schools, Arlington, VA
 Passerman.jpg Stephanie Passman, gifted resource and intervention teacher, Albemarle County Public Schools, Keswick, VA
 Paul Kristen Paul, associate principal, Deerfield 109, Deerfield, IL
 EmilyShaw.jpg Emily Shaw, principal, Hemet Unified School District, Hemet, CA
 MelissaWoodard.jpg Melissa Woodard, chief academic officer, Boyertown Area School District, Boyertown, PA

 

This initiative is made possible by the generous support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Staff Contact: Vera Turner, AASA Project Manager, Women in School Leadership Initiative; Email: vturner@aasa.org; Phone: 703-875-0710703-875-0710