2012 Superintendent of the Year Finalists Discuss Education Issues



Contact: Kitty Porterfield, AASA, 703-774-6953, kporterfield@aasa.org

Alexandria, Va., January 8, 2011. The four finalists for the 2012 American Association of School Administrators’ National Superintendent of the Year will participate in a panel discussion, The New Normal: Doing More with Less on Tuesday, January 10, 2011, beginning at 10 a.m. in the Zenger Room of the National Press Club, 529 14th Street Northwest, Washington D.C. A question and answer period will follow the panel discussion. Members of the media are invited to attend.

The panel will be moderated by Rich Bagin, Executive Director of the National School Public Relations Association. The four finalists and panelists are:

  • Diane L. Frost, superintendent, Asheboro City Schools, Asheboro, N.C.
  • Heath Morrison, superintendent, Washoe County School District, Reno, Nev.
  • Lorraine Lange, superintendent, Roanoke County Public Schools, Roanoke, Va.
  • Susan Smith Bunting, superintendent, Indian River School District, Selbyville, Del.

The National Superintendent of the Year program, co-sponsored by ARAMARK Education, ING and AASA is celebrating its 25th year, honoring the contributions and leadership of public school superintendents. AASA will announce the 2012 National Superintendent of the Year on February 16, 2012, at the National Conference on Education in Houston, Texas.

For more information about the award and the finalists, please visit http://www.aasa.org/content.aspx?id=21520.

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. The mission of AASA is to advocate for the highest quality public education for all students, and develop and support school system leaders. For more information, visit www.aasa.org. Follow AASA on twitter at www.twitter.com/AASAHQ. Become a fan of the AASA Facebook page at www.facebook.com/AASApage.

About ARAMARK Education
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 operations, maintenance, custodial, grounds, energy management, construction management, and building commissioning. For more information on ARAMARK’s K-12 food service programs, please visit www.aramarkschools.com

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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. For more information, visit www.ing.com/us.

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