Baltimore County Superintendent to Serve on AASA Executive Committee

James Minichello
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Alexandria, Va. – June 16, 2014 – S. Dallas Dance, superintendent of Baltimore County Public Schools, has been named to serve a three-year term on the executive committee of AASA, The School Superintendents Association. AASA is the leading national organization for superintendents dedicated to improving the quality of public schools and supporting superintendents and emerging educational leaders throughout the country.

Dance was appointed to this position by David R. Schuler, superintendent of High School District 214 in Arlington Heights, Ill., and president-elect of AASA. The 22-member committee meets quarterly and conducts the ongoing business of the organization.

“It’s an honor for me to represent the students of BCPS, the community and the state of Maryland and work with a national organization that is dedicated to serving school system leaders throughout the country,” said Dance. “AASA champions efforts to improve the lives of children in public schools by working directly with public school administrators.”

As superintendent of the 26th largest school system in the nation, Dance is responsible for overseeing the instruction of 108,376 students and leading and managing a $1.4 billion budget, 18,783 employees, and 173 schools, centers and programs.

Prior to his appointment in Baltimore County, Dance served as one of three chief school officers responsible for the administration of nearly 300 schools in the Houston Independent School District. Before his tenure in Houston, he served in executive leadership positions in Virginia that leveraged his expertise in curriculum, instruction, assessment, school improvement and strategic planning.

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About AASA
AASA, The School Superintendents Association, founded in 1865, is the professional organization for more than 10,000 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