Eastern States Consortium - for Learning and School System Excellence

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The Eastern States Consortium is one of several consortiums developed by AASA Leadership Development department. These consortiums allow like-minded leaders to focus on key issues and learn from each other, with the goal of improving education for all children.

INTRODUCTION
On May 17, 2006, superintendents from six school districts in the eastern United States, from Virginia to Louisiana, each representing districts of 2,100-9,000 students, convened for the first meeting of a new consortium. This new network is a part of the Network of Leadership Networks and the work of AASA Leadership Development.

The Eastern States Consortium is a forum for school system leaders to address important issues related to student achievement and the preparation of students with 21st century skills. The consortium offers a means for its members to exchange ideas and strategies for improving their school systems, provide mutual support for one another, and engage their individual districts in projects to benefit the students across their districts.

MISSION: All students will graduate with the knowledge and skills necessary to be responsible, productive citizens in the 21st century.

MEMBERS 

School District        Superintendent
Danville Community Schools, Danville, Indiana Dr. Denis E. Ward
Goochland County Public Schools, Goochland, Virginia James F. Lane
Gulfport School District, Gulfport, Mississippi Mr. Glen V. East
Kingsport City Schools, Kingsport, Tennessee Dr. Lyle C. Ailshie
Newark City School District, Newark City, Ohio Mr. Douglas Ute
Petal School District, Petal, Mississippi Dr. John Buchanan
Salem City School District, Salem, Virginia Dr. H. Alan Seibert
St. Charles Parish Public School District, Luling, Louisiana Ms. Felecia Gomez-Walker
Upper Arlington City Schools, Columbus, Ohio Paul Imhoff
Westfield Washington School District, Westfield, Indiana   Dr. Mark F. Keen

Are you interested in forming a new network, joining an existing network, or receiving assistance from AASA with a network you currently have?

Contact MaryAnn Jobe, AASA Director of Education and Leadership Development, email: mjobe@aasa.org, phone: 703-875-0734703-875-0734.