Patricia E. Neudecker Chosen as AASAPresident-Elect; Executive Committee Positions Filled

April 21, 2010

Patricia E. Neudecker
Amy Vogt

ARLINGTON, Va. – Patricia E. Neudecker, superintendent of Oconomowoc, Wis., Area Schools, was elected 2010-11 president-elect of the American Association of School Administrators on April 19, 2010. Neudecker has been a member of AASA since 2003 and has served on the AASA Governing Board.

"Pat has served public education for more than 25 years as a teacher, principal, coach, central administrator, superintendent and leader in state and professional organizations,” said AASA President Mark Bielang, superintendent of schools in Paw Paw, Mich. “I look forward to working with her as a member of the AASA leadership team.”

"As AASA president-elect, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to serve educational leaders, support the mission of AASA, protect public education and be a role model for encouraging quality leadership," said Neudecker. "I look forward to participating in national discussions about the future of education for our students. I will advocate for courageous leadership in the midst of the rapidly changing landscape of public education. In addition to supporting current superintendents, we must also actively attract, recruit and prepare new leaders for the future challenges facing our students, our schools and our world.”

Neudecker has served as superintendent in Oconomowoc since 2003. Previously, she was assistant superintendent and director of instruction in Oconomowoc. She began her administrative career in Eau Claire, Wis., as a curriculum coordinator and building administrator. She is currently a member of the AASA Focus on Leadership for Learning Advisory Committee and a member of the Wisconsin Association of School District Administrators. She received her doctorate and master's degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stout.

In the AASA Executive Committee elections, the following individuals were elected to three-year terms on the Executive Committee: David Pennington, superintendent in Ponca City, Okla.; Rod Green, superintendent in East China, Mich.; Chris Erwin, superintendent in Bank County, Ga.; and Clark Godshall, superintendent of the Orleans/Niagara Board of Cooperative Educational Services in western New York.

Edgar B. Hatrick, III, superintendent of Loudoun County, Va., Public Schools, will be installed as 2010-11 AASA president and Neudecker will be sworn in as 2010-11 AASA president-elect on July 29 during a ceremony held in conjunction with AASA’s summer governance meetings and the AASA Summer Leadership Institute in Washington, D.C. The Executive Committee members also will be sworn in at the ceremony.

“Pat will play an important role in advancing AASA’s mission in the coming years,” said AASA Executive Director Dan Domenech. “In addition, AASA is fortunate to have new members on the AASA Executive Committee to work with Ed and Pat to further our shared vision of high-quality public education for all students.”

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Download a high-resolution photo of Neudecker with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. This photo was taken at the AASA National Conference on Education in Phoenix in February 2010. Photo Credit: David Crandall - Lifetouch.