AASA Cites Two Veteran School Leaders for Service

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





 Ed Hatrick
Loudoun County
Public Schools

 Brian Talbott
Executive Director
Association of
Service Agencies

Alexandria, Va., February 10, 2012. The American Association of School Administrators will honor an exceptional retired educational leader and the immediate past president of the association with the Distinguished Service Award at a ceremony at AASA’s 2012 National Conference on Education, Feb. 17,, in Houston, Tex.

The honorees are being recognized by AASA for bringing honor to themselves, their colleagues and their profession; rendering exemplary service to their state or national professional association; and contributing to the education field through writing, public advocacy or other activities.

The 2012 honorees are:

Edgar B. Hatrick III
Hatrick is the immediate past president of the American Association of School Administrators. He has been a member of AASA for 23 years and has served on the AASA Executive Committee and the AASA Governing Board.

Hatick has served as superintendent in Loudoun County (VA) since 1991. His entire career in education, which began in 1967, has been spent with Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS). Previously, he was assistant superintendent, director of instruction, foreign language supervisor, guidance supervisor, director of special education, principal of Loudoun County High School (from whence he graduated), assistant principal and high school teacher. He has 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.

Brian L. Talbott
Talbott is the recently retired national executive director of the Association of Educational Service Agencies (AESA) in Arlington, Va. which serves as the national voice for educational service agencies. He is chair of the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) which administers the Schools and Libraries Program, commonly known as "E-Rate," offering discounts to schools and libraries to provide affordable telecommunications and Internet access.

From 1982 to1998, Talbott served as superintendent of Educational Service District 101 (ESD 101) in Spokane, Wa., where he was general manager of the STEP/Star Network, ESD 101's educational television network. STEP/Star, one of the nation's oldest and largest distance learning networks, produces live, interactive instructional programs delivered by satellite and cable to youth and adult audiences in six time zones. Talbott has served as university instructor of graduate and undergraduate courses, secondary teacher, coach, vice principal, principal and local school district superintendent.

To receive the Distinguished Service Award, an individual must have been an AASA member for at least 10 years and be retired from a full-time position in educational administration. Each year the honorees includes AASA’s immediate past president. The Distinguished Service Award carries a life membership in AASA.

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.
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