Daniel A. Domenech has served as executive director of the American Association of School Administrators since July 2008. Domenech has more than 36 years of experience in public education, twenty-seven of those years served as a school superintendent.
Prior to joining AASA, Domenech served as
senior vice president for National Urban Markets with McGraw-Hill Education. In
this role, he was responsible for building strong relationships with large
school districts nationwide.
Prior to his position at McGraw-Hill,
Domenech served for seven years as superintendent of the Fairfax County, Va.,
Public Schools, the 12th largest school system in the nation with 168,000
Domenech began his teaching career in New
York City, where he taught sixth grade in a predominantly black and Hispanic
community in South Jamaica, Queens. He then became program director for the
Nassau Board of Cooperative Educational Services, which is the largest
intermediate school district in the State of New York. Following this, he was
first named superintendent of schools for Long Island’s Deer Park Schools and
then became superintendent of schools for the ethnically diverse South
Huntington School District, also on Long Island -- a position he held for 13
years. From 1994 to 1997, he was district superintendent of the Second
Supervisory District of Suffolk County and chief executive officer of the
Western Suffolk BOCES.
Domenech, an AASA member since 1979, served as president of
AASA from July 1998 to June 1999. He is also a past president
of the New York State Council of School Superintendents, the Suffolk County
Superintendents Association, and the Suffolk County Organization for Promotion
of Education. He was the first president and cofounder of the New York State
Association for Bilingual Education.
In addition, Domenech has served on the U.S. Department of Education’s National
Assessment Governing Board, the advisory board for
the Department of Defense schools, the board of directors of the Association
for the Advancement of International Education, the Board of Overseers for the
Baldrige Award and the boards of the Institute for Educational Leadership, National
Board for Professional Teaching Standards, Sea Research Foundation, and Education
Policy Institute. Currently, he serves on the boards of the Learning First
Alliance, National Student Clearinghouse, Center for Naval Analyses, Horace
Mann Educators Corporation, ACT, USAC, and
board chair for Communities in Schools of Virginia.
He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hunter
College in New
York City and a Ph.D. from Hofstra
University in Uniondale,
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