National Superintendent of the Year Finalists Address Key Education Issues

The four finalists for AASA’s 2015 National Superintendent of the Year addressed key education issues during a panel discussion on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 at the headquarters of the National School Boards Association in Alexandria, Va. Finalists are MaryEllen Elia, Hillsborough County Public Schools, Tampa, Fla.; Philip Lanoue, Clarke County School District, Athens, Ga.; Patrick Murphy, Arlington Public Schools, Arlington, Va.; and Patrice Pujol, Ascension Public Schools, Donaldsonville, La. Rich Begin, executive director of the National School Public Relations Association moderated the discussion.

Topics included Common Core, digital learning, charter schools, teacher evaluation and superintendent/board relationships. “It’s wonderful to see how we showcase our educational leaders,” said Daniel A. Domenech, AASA executive director, following the discussion.

AASA’s 2015 National Superintendent of the Year will be announced at the organization’s 150th anniversary celebration in San Diego during the National Conference on Education, Feb. 26. 

View our photo gallery of the event.

2015 SOY Panelists Press Conference