Education Leaders Gather in California for Women’s Leadership Conference

Forum to be hosted by AASA and ACSA

Alexandria, Va. – Oct. 4, 2013 – Superintendents and other education leaders from across the country will convene at the Women in School Leadership Forum to be held in Coronado, Calif., on Oct. 17 and 18. This meeting comes at a time when one out of four superintendents throughout the country are women, according to a survey conducted by AASA, The School Superintendents Association.

Women school system leaders attending the forum will have opportunities to discuss best practices, enhance leadership skills and strengthen professional networks in an effort to raise the level of academic achievement in their respective communities. The two-day meeting will be co-hosted by AASA and the Association of California School Administrators.

Key speakers will include:

  • Daniel A. Domenech, Executive Director, AASA
  • David Pennington, President-elect, AASA
  • Wesley Smith, Executive Director, ACSA
  • Patrice D’Eramo-Flack,Cisco Vice President, Americas Field Marketing
  • Shirley Strawberry, Radio Host, Author
  • Lisa Andrews, Director, Assessment and Accountability, Santa Clara County Officer of Education
  • Kathryn Wienslaw,Chief Operating Officer, AXA Equitable, Jersey City, N.J.
  • Jacquelline Fuller, Director, Google Giving, Google
  • Sheena Hervey, Chief Academic Officer, Generation Ready, and Senior Literacy Adviser for the New York City Department of Education’s Middle School Quality Initiative 

WHAT: AASA/ACSA Women in School Leadership Forum

WHO: Superintendents and other education leaders from across the country

WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 17 – Friday, Oct. 18, 2013

WHERE:Coronado Island Marriott
2000 Second Street, Coronado, CA 92188

Reporters are encouraged to contact James Minichello at 703-774-6953or or Julie White at 916-225-8144 or to schedule interviews with AASA/ACSA leadership or California superintendents.


About AASA
AASA, The School Superintendents Association, 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 Follow AASA on Twitter at or on Facebook at Information on AASA Children’s Programs on Twitter @AASATotalChild.

About ACSA

ACSA, the Association of California School Administrators, represents more than 14,500 superintendents, principals and other school leaders throughout California. Collectively, ACSA’s members are responsible for educating 6.3 million students at 10,000 school sites.