AASA Installs President and President-Elect for 2010-2011

July 29, 2010


Kitty Porterfield

ARLINGTON, Va. – Edgar B. Hatrick III, superintendent of Loudoun County, Va., Public Schools, and Patricia E. Neudecker, superintendent of Oconomowoc, Wis., Area Schools, were installed today as the American Association of School Administrators’ president and president-elect, respectively, for 2010-11. Hatrick succeeds Mark Bielang, superintendent of schools in Paw Paw, Mich., as the association's president. 

Hatrick and Neudecker were officially sworn in at an installation ceremony held in conjunction with AASA’s summer governance meetings and the AASA Summer Leadership Institute in Washington, D.C.

Hatrick has served as superintendent in Loudoun County since 1991. Previously, he was assistant superintendent in Loudoun County. He served as president of the Virginia Association of School Superintendents and the Washington Area Superintendents’ Study Council. He has been a guest lecturer at University of Virginia, George Mason University, Shenandoah University and Marymount University. He received his doctorate and master’s degrees in education from Virginia Tech and his bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Richmond.

“Ed Hatrick has been an advocate for high-quality education, an outstanding school administrator, and an active member of AASA for many years,” said AASA Executive Director Dan Domenech. “I look forward to his leadership as president.”

“AASA and school leaders are living through times of great organizational, economic and social change. The challenges we face provide significant opportunities for the growth of AASA, and I am honored to have this opportunity to use my experience as a superintendent to help lead AASA,” said Hatrick. “We must work with Congress, the Obama administration, and other educational organizations to bring fairness and validity to the standards set under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. As president, I will seek to represent AASA’s members to the best of my ability and work to increase membership so we can continue as a strong national voice for America’s children. I learned long ago that if we frame our decisions in what is right for children, we cannot fail.”

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.

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 www.aasa.org.