Women’s Leadership Forum Underway in California


James Minichello
703-774-6953 (cell)

Rohnert Park, Calif. – Oct. 2, 2014 – Education and policy leaders from across the country are gathering in Rohnert Park, Calif. today and tomorrow for the Women in School Leadership Forum, hosted by AASA, The School Superintendents Association and the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA).

The two-day forum, taking place at the Doubletree by Hilton Sonoma, comes at a time when the emergence of outstanding women educators and leaders has strengthened public education and added great value to school districts across the country. Topics to be covered include equity in education, 21st century learning, implementing the Common Core State Standards and professional leadership.


“ACSA is proud of the work it has done in promoting women in educational leadership,” said Randall Delling, president, ACSA. “The establishment of Women’s Leadership Networks throughout the state ensures the voices of female educational leaders are heard and the needs of all our leaders are met.”

“We are delighted to partner with ACSA in order to help those attending foster their leadership skills, learn from some of the most dynamic women leaders in our profession and engage with their colleagues from across the country,” said Daniel A. Domenech, executive director, AASA. “By taking advantage of what is available during our forum, these women leaders are sure to discover new strategies to build career ladders.”

Key speakers will include:

  • Susan Bonilla, California Assemblymember, Sacramento, Calif.
  • 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.


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 16,000 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.