Two AASA Members Move to Top Education PostsAASA

 Pedro Rivera
 Pedro Rivera
Pedro Rivera, a member of AASA's governing board and superintendent in Lancaster, Pa., has been named secretary of education for the state of Pennsylvania by Governor Tom Wolf.

"As secretary of education, Rivera will have a wide-ranging role in helping to oversee and create education policy from kindergarten to college.

“Pedro Rivera is nationally recognized for his efforts to improve urban education, and he will work with me to build a strong public education system and get Pennsylvania back on track,” Wolf said in a release Monday."

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Molly Spearman, the AASA state executive in South Carolina, was sworn in as the new state superintendent. Spearman led the state Association of School Administrators.

 Molly Spearman
 Molly Spearman
"Spearman comes into office two months after the state Supreme Court ruled legislators must do more to help children in poor districts succeed. Her tenure also begins amid changes to the state's math and English standards and to how teachers are evaluated.

Spearman's career began in the classroom. She worked as a music teacher for 18 years, then two years as an assistant principal. Her other roles include legislator, deputy superintendent and chief of staff at the state education agency. She sat down with The Associated Press to talk about her new job."

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