Outstanding Educators Awarded AASA Scholarships To Attend 2017 Women Leading Education Across Continents International Conference In Brazil

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July gathering to showcase women in educational leadership in both developing and westernized nations

Alexandria, Va. – June 7, 2017 – One of the most critical components of AASA’s mission is to increase the number of women in leadership roles in public education. That’s why The School Superintendents Association is pleased to announce today the names of 10 female scholarship recipients attending the Women Leading Education (WLE) Across Continents International Conference, July 22-26, 2017, at Rio de Janeiro State University in Duque de Caxias, Brazil.

Themed “From Margins to Centers,” women educators from around the world will convene to address issues such as social justice, equity, and advancement in K-12 and higher education. “Our primary goal is to elevate the status for all women who continue to make strides in educational leadership worldwide,” said Sharon Adams-Taylor, associate executive director, AASA, co-founder of the WLE and the network’s scholarship coordinator.   

“There is an abundance of talented women principals, superintendents and other district administrators who are making a positive difference in the lives of our children,” said Daniel A. Domenech, executive director, AASA. “We are proud of the female educators representing AASA at an event that is certain to generate rich conversations for the benefit of our schools and students. We are grateful to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for supporting this initiative.”

The AASA members awarded scholarships include:

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