National Superintendent of the Year® to be Announced Feb.18 During AASA’s Virtual National Conference on Education


James Minichello
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WHAT:AASA, The School Superintendents Association, will announce the 2021 National Superintendent of the Year® during the organization's virtual National Conference on Education. Now in its 34th year, the National Superintendent of the Year® program, co-sponsored by AASA, AIG Retirement Services and First Student, celebrates the contributions and leadership of public school superintendents. Hundreds of school system leaders will attend AASA’s national conference to discuss the most critical issues in public education.

WHEN: The announcement will be made Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, during the Opening General Session from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (ET) The announcement precedes the day’s keynote remarks provided by Priscilla Chan, co-founder and co-CEO of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.

WHO: The four finalists for the 2021 National Superintendent of the Year® award are:

(Watch the video: “AASA’s 2021 National Superintendent of the Year® Finalists,” capturing the recent press briefing held on Jan. 8, 2021, featuring these outstanding school district leaders.)

WHERE: Virtual / Send media requests to

Click here to access a list of the AASA 2021 State Superintendents of the Year.
The conference hashtag is #NCE2021. For more information about the 2021 National Conference on Education, access AASA’s website.   


About AIG Retirement Services
For more than half a century, AIG Retirement Services has served as a leading defined contribution retirement plan provider for tax-exempt and public sector employers, including healthcare, K-12, higher education, government, religious, charitable and other nonprofit organizations. AIG Retirement Services has more than $100 billion in total assets under administration, managing thousands of plans serving approximately 1.8 million participants. It includes the VALIC family of companies: The Variable Annuity Life Insurance Company and its subsidiaries, VALIC Financial Advisors, Inc. and VALIC Retirement Services Company. Additional information can be found at

About First Student
As the leading school transportation solutions provider in North America, First Student strives to provide the best start and finish to every school day. First Student completes 5 million student journeys each day, moving more passengers than all U.S. airlines combined. With a team of highly trained drivers and the industry’s strongest safety record, First Student delivers reliable, quality services including full-service transportation and management, special-needs transportation, route optimization and scheduling, maintenance and charter services for 1,100 school district contracts. For more information, please visit

About AASA
AASA, The School Superintendents Association, founded in 1865, is the professional organization for more than 13,000 educational leaders in the United States and throughout the world. AASA’s mission is to support and develop effective school system leaders who are dedicated to equitable access for all students to the highest quality public education. For more information, visit