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AASA Children’s Programs On the Road: Superintendent Professional Development Redesign Community of Practice

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 For the first time , school system leaders from across the country convened in Charlotte, N.C., as part of the AASA Superintendent Professional Development Redesign Community of Practice.


 Superintendent Sybil Knight-Burney, Harrisburg (PA) School District; Superintendent Beverly Emory, Winston-Salem Forsyth County (NC) Schools; Superintendent Phil Lanoue, Clarke County (GA) School District; Superintendent Luvenia Jackson, Clayton County (GA) SD; Ron Wade, Fulton County (GA) Schools; and Superintendent Rodney Watson, Spring ISD (TX).

 Nearly 20 superintendents came together on March 11-12, 2016 to share best practices and hear the latest research and most effective strategies for developing instructional leaders for their respective administrative and teaching staff. Twenty-two school districts are part of this professional development initiative.


 Superintendent Dana Bedden, Richmond (VA) Public Schools; Superintendent Larry Spring, Schenectady City (NY) School District; Eli Pristoop, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

 Eli Pristoop of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Bryan Joffe and Sharon Adams-Taylor of AASA, and Marcy Singer-Gabella of Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of Education also participated in the Community of Practice meeting in Charlotte.


Shawn Joseph, PG County (MD) PS; Superintendent Dallas Dance, Baltimore County (MD) PS; Superintendent Roberto Padilla, Newburgh Enlarged City (NY) School District; Superintendent Lolli Haws, Racine USD (WI) 


During this initial meeting, superintendents established individual professional development redesign goals as well as collective goals for the Community of Practice. Presentations were made on teacher and principal PD, the latest research in the professional development field, as well as the technical assistance available from AASA, The School Superintendents Association.


 Superintendent Robert Avossa, School District of Palm Beach County (FL); Jesus Jara, Orange County Public Schools (FL), Superintendent Lyle Ailshie, Kingsport City Schools (TN), Bryan Joffe, AASA, Superintendent Philip Lanoue, Clarke County School District (GA).


 Learn more about our Innovative Professional Development initiative.

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