MEDIA ALERT: Education, Policy Leaders Gather in California for Women’s Leadership Forum


James Minichello
703-774-6953 (cell)

Alexandria, Va. – Sept. 23, 2014 – Superintendents and other education and policy leaders from across the country will convene at the Women in School Leadership Forum to be held in Rohnert Park, Calif., Oct. 2 and 3. This meeting comes at a time when an increasing number of outstanding women are taking on leadership roles in public education nationwide.

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. Forum co-hosts AASA, The School Superintendents Association, and the Association of California School Administrators, are working together to create more professional pathways for female education leaders.

    Key speakers will include:

    · California Assemblymember Susan Bonilla, Sacramento, Calif.
    · Randall Delling, 2014-15 ACSA President
    · Daniel A. Domenech, Executive Director, AASA
    · Patricia Gandara, Professor of Education, UCLA, Los Angeles
    · Kim Majerus, Vice President, U.S. Public Sector: State, Local and Education West Area, Cisco
    · Sharon Ritchey, Chief Operating Officer, AXA, New York, N.Y.
    · Amy F. Sichel, AASA, Immediate Past-President; Superintendent, Abington School District, Abington, Pa. 
    · Maree Sneed, Partner, Hogan Lovells, Washington, D.C.

    WHAT: AASA/ACSA Women in School Leadership Forum

    WHO: Superintendents and other education leaders from across the country

    WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 2 – Friday, Oct. 3, 2014

    WHERE: Doubletree by Hilton Sonoma, 1 Doubletree Dr., Rohnert Park, Calif. 94928

Reporters are encouraged to contact James Minichello at 703-774-6953 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 advocates for the highest quality public education for all students, and develops and supports school system leaders.

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.