Media Advisory: School Leaders Gather in Washington, DC, for Summer Leadership Institute

July 23, 2010

Kitty Porterfield

WHAT: 2010 AASA Summer Institute: Build a Toolkit for Success

HOSTED BY: American Association of School Administrators.

WHEN: July 29 – August 1, 2010

WHERE: Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20001

This premier professional development seminar will explore how the new technologies help leaders lead productively and responsibly in a networked global society. Nationally recognized experts will discuss key technology questions, including new ways to frame resource allocation in tight times to support technology in the learning environment.

Presenters include:

  • Karen Cator, director of the Office of Educational Technology at the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Kathleen Fitzpatrick, founding director of the Leadership for Learning Alliance, education consultant, and author of several publications on educational leadership, program evaluation, and systemic reform.
  • Keith Krueger, CEO of Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), a national nonprofit organization that serves as the voice of K-12 technology leaders.
  • Julie Mathiesen, director of Technology & Innovation in Education (TIE) and program director for Education Service Agencies 6 and 7 in South Dakota.
  • Marge Plecki, a Principal Investigator for the Center for the Study of Teaching and Policy, a national research center focused on conducting research on improving education policy and instructional practice.
  • Chris Trimble, author of Ten Rules for Strategic Innovators and a frequent speaker on the topic of innovation and the challenge that vexes even the best-managed corporations: how to execute an innovation initiative.

All conference sessions will take place at The Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C.

PRESS ATTENDANCE: To receive a press pass to this event, contact Kitty Porterfield, communications & media relations, 703-875-0723,

About AASA
The American Association of School Administrators (, founded in 1865, is the professional organization for more than 13,000 educational leaders across the United States. AASA members range from chief executive officers, superintendents and senior-level school administrators to cabinet members, professors and aspiring school system leaders. AASA’s mission is to support and develop effective school system leaders who are dedicated to the highest quality public education for all children.

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