Daniel A. Domenech Scholarship

Daniel A. Domenech

Daniel A. Domenech,
AASA Executive Director,

In 2020, AASA launched the Aspiring Superintendents Academy®️ for Latino and Latina Leaders. During recruitment for each academy year, we found that over 15% of accepted applicants did not enroll due to financial hardship. To alleviate this challenge and reiterate our commitment to our Latino and Latina educators, we are pleased to announce the Daniel A. Domenech Scholarship.

This scholarship seeks to support aspiring superintendents that due to financial hardship are unable to participate in the academy.

Through the generosity of the Frank and Shirley Dick Trust and Imagine Learning, AASA will award 4 scholarships for the next Aspiring Superintendents Academy®️ for Latino and Latina Leaders which begins in March 2023.

This needs-based scholarship provides recipients with up to $3,500 in financial support to attend the academy.


Eligible applicants are AASA members who identify as Hispanic and/or Latino/a and who have submitted an application to participate in the 2023-2024 Aspiring Superintendents Academy® For Latino And Latina Leaders.


Each application will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Commitment to equity and excellence in public education
  • Plans for applying academy learnings in their work and professional goals
  • Financial need
Applications were due by 11:59pm ET on March 8, 2023. Awardees will be notified by March 13, 2023.
About Daniel A. Domenech

Daniel A. Domenech is a native of Cuba who spent more than half a century in public education, including 27 years as a superintendent and 15 years as the executive director of AASA. Dan dedicated his professional career to be a champion for all children.

He began his teaching career in New York City, where he taught sixth grade in a predominantly black and Hispanic community in South Jamaica, Queens. An AASA member since 1979, he served as president of AASA from July 1998 to June 1999. He served as executive director of AASA from 2008 to 2023.

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