AASA Appoints Morton Sherman as Superintendent-in-Residence

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Mort.jpgAlexandria, Va. – Sept. 10, 2013 – AASA, The School Superintendents Association, has named Morton Sherman as its Superintendent-in-Residence. Sherman will serve in this role on a voluntary basis, effective today.

An educator for 40 years, Sherman served as superintendent in Norwich, Conn., Blauvelt, N.Y., Cherry Hill and Tenafly, N.J. and most recently Alexandria, Va. He began his career as an English teacher at Caesar Rodney Junior High School in Camden Wyoming, Del.

“Mort’s appointment will bolster our leadership team as we work to expand the voice of superintendents across the country in order to strengthen the school districts they oversee,” said Daniel A. Domenech, AASA executive director. “He is a welcome addition to our staff and I’m excited to have him on board.”

A founding member of Public Schools for Tomorrow, Sherman currently serves on the steering committee with the National Superintendents Roundtable. He is also a member of the board of directors with the Scholarship Fund of Alexandria, the Minority Student Achievement Network and the Education Research and Development Institute.

“I am honored to be associated with an organization committed to advocating for school system leaders and those aspiring to fill those positions,” said Sherman. “I look forward to working with AASA’s outstanding team to push forward the mission of helping the organization’s members shape policy and set the pace for academic achievement.”

Sherman has received numerous awards throughout his career including the Virginia Association of Elementary School Principals’ Pathfinder Award (2012), the American School Board Journal’s Magna Award (2012) and the Outstanding School Administrator Award (2003) by the New Jersey Music Educators Association.

Sherman earned his doctorate in educational administration from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa. He earned his master’s degree in English education from the University of Delaware in Newark, Del. and his bachelor’s degree in English from Pennsylvania State University in State College, Pa.

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