AASA and Howard University Summit on Effective Urban Leadership

Presented by the AASA/Howard University Urban Superintendents Academy 

August 26, 2016 
Embassy Suites by Hilton, 1900 Diagonal Road, Alexandria, VA


Mort Sherman (AASA) and Joe Hairston (Howard University) 

Schedule: August 26, 2016 

8 A.M. Arrival and Registration

9 A.M. Opening Comments, Daniel Domenech, AASA, The School Superintendents Association and Dawn Williams, Howard University

10 A.M. Keynote: James Cole, General Counsel, Delegated Duties of Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Education (Invited)

11 A.M. Panel Discussion

  • Ruthanne Buck, Senior Advisor to the Secretary, U.S. Department of Education   

12 P.M. Luncheon and Keynote, Manny Scott, Original Freedom Writer whose story is told in part in the 2007 hit movie, Freedom Writers

2 P.M. Ignite Sessions

  • Traci Davis, Superintendent, Washoe County School District & Past Academy Participant
  • Andrae Townsel, Principal, Southbridge Public Schools & Past Academy Participant 

3 P.M. Reflections/Closing

  • Mort Sherman, Associate Executive Director, AASA
  • Joe Hairston, Assistant Professor, Howard University

Schedule: August 27, 2016  

8 A.M. Academy Kick-off Breakfast (private academy event - by invitation only)

10 A.M Program Orientation and Mentor Pairing (private academy event - by invitation only)

12 P.M. Closing (private academy event - by invitation only)

Registration Fees

Full Registration $100  

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*If paying by Check or PO you must download the PDF form and cannot register online 

Academy Cohort Members, Steering Committee, Mentors and Lead Teachers should Register Online Here 

Housing Information

Embassy Suites by Hilton, 1900 Diagonal Road, Alexandria, VA

Rate $139 Book by August 5th Book online here  


AASA Cancelation Policy: All registration cancelations must be received in writing no later than July 29, 2016 for a refund. Refunds are not granted for failure to attend, late arrival, unattended events or early departure. AASA is not responsible for weather related cancelations, airfare, hotel or other costs incurred by attendee that are associated with conference. A $75 processing fee applies to all cancelations.

Meeting Cancelation Policy:  AASA reserves the right to cancel the meeting at any time due to low enrollment. Should AASA be required to cancel this event, AASA will inform all registrants in writing and will reimburse registration fees within 60 days. NOTE: AASA will not be responsible for refunds of travel costs incurred.

CONTACT: Bernadine Futrell, bfutrell@aasa.org