The AASA Leadership Development department was established to address the leadership needs of school leaders through partnerships with AASA state affiliates and established national and regional networks. In addition to the AASA staff, AASA's Focus on Leadership for Learning Committee provides guidance to the department. The department:
Provides Professional Development Programs
focused on a systems approach to the transformation of public education to meet the expectation of universal success for all children.
Communicates to members the work of The Wallace Foundation
on school system leadership and other timely and relevant topics.
- Publishes the The New Superintendents Journal and the New Superintendents E-Journal
Advocates within the education community for the systemic transformation of public education from a system designed for universal access to one designed for universal success for all children.
Leads and encourages inquiries into various public education designs that might be appropriate as vehicles to transform public education.
Offers whitepapers and knowledge such as the Redefining Educational Accountability
: Lessons From the White House Garden by Tim Waters and Doug Reeves. This paper suggests that state and federal policymakers visit the White House garden to ponder the implications for a new definition of educational accountability.
Supports the LEAD District Learning Supports Collaborative
which is a partnership betweent
he American Association of School Administrators (AASA), Scholastic, and the UCLA Center for Mental Health in Schools. This unique collaborative is aimed at expanding leaders’ knowledge, capacity, and implementation of comprehensive systems of learning supports. This effort supports AASA’s flagship initiative, Educating the Total Child,
which is aimed
advocating for an education approach designed to effect real change
by addressing key factors that determine children’s academic achievement
For more information please contact MaryAnn P. Jobe, Ed.D., director, leadership development at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-875-0734.