Media Advisory: Superintendent of the Year Finalists on Transforming Schools

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Joyce C.

Elizabeth Molina



Contact: Amy Vogt, AASA, 703-875-0723,

What: The four finalists for 2010 National Superintendent of the Year will participate in “Transforming Schools: Prescription for Success,” a dialogue about what the Obama Administration and school system leaders must do to bring about change in public schools. The panel of high-performing public school superintendents will talk about what works, and what doesn't, in school transformation.


  • Joyce C. Levey, superintendent, Tuscaloosa City Schools, Alabama
  • Elizabeth Molina Morgan, superintendent, Washington County Public Schools, Maryland
  • Walt Rulffes, superintendent, Clark County School District, Nevada
  • Cynthia Stevenson, superintendent, Jefferson County Public Schools, Colorado

Learn more about the four finalists.

When: Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, 10 a.m.

Where: National Press Club, 529 14th Street, NW, Washington, D.C.

R.S.V.P.: Please contact Amy Vogt at or 703-875-0723.

Background: The National Superintendent of the Year program, now in its 23rd year, celebrates the contributions and leadership of public school superintendents. It is cosponsored by the American Association of School Administrators, ARAMARK Education and ING. Read more about the 2010 program.

About AASA
The American Association of School Administrators, founded in 1865, is the professional organization for more than 13,000 educational leaders in the United States and throughout the world. AASA’s mission is to support and develop effective school system leaders who are dedicated to the highest quality public education for all children. For more information, visit


ARAMARK Education provides a complete range of food, facility, uniform and other support services to more than 500 K-12 school districts in the U.S. It offers public and private education institutions a family of dining and facility services including: on-site and off-site breakfast and lunch meal programs, after-school snacks, catering, nutrition education, retail design and facilities management services, including maintenance, custodial, grounds, energy management, construction management, and building commissioning. For more information on ARAMARK Education’s K-12 food service programs, please visit

About ING

ING is a global financial institution of Dutch origin offering banking, investments, life insurance, and retirement services to over 85 million residential, corporate and institutional clients in more than 40 countries. With a diverse workforce of about 115,000 people, ING is dedicated to setting the standard in helping our clients manage their financial future.

In the U.S., the ING (NYSE: ING) family of companies offers a comprehensive array of financial services to retail and institutional clients, which includes life insurance, retirement plans, mutual funds, managed accounts, alternative investments, direct banking, institutional investment management, annuities, employee benefits, financial planning, and reinsurance. ING holds top-tier rankings in key U.S. markets and serves nearly 30 million customers across the nation.

ING’s diversity management philosophy and commitment to workplace diversity, diversity marketing, corporate citizenship and supplier diversity fosters an inclusive environment for employees that supports a distinctive product and service experience for the financial services consumer. For more information, visit

About the ING Foundation

The ING Foundation’s mission is to improve the quality of life in communities where ING operates and its employees and customers live. Through charitable giving and employee volunteerism, the foundation focuses on programs in the areas of financial literacy, children’s education, diversity, and environmental sustainability. For more information, visit