Media Advisory: AASA, Howard University to Host Urban Superintendents Academy Inaugural Conference


James Minichello
703-774-6953 (cell)

Alexandria, Va. – Aug. 17, 2015 – AASA, The School Superintendents Association and  Howard University are hosting the inaugural Urban Superintendents Academy conference in Alexandria, Va., and Washington, D.C., Aug. 28-29, 2015. The conference is a culmination of a partnership between AASA and Howard in an effort to bolster academic excellence and effective public school leadership in America’s urban settings.

What: The Urban Superintendents Academy Inaugural Conference


  • Pedro Noguera, a distinguished professor of education at the Graduate School of Education and Information at UCLA and the director of the Metropolitan Center for Urban Education at New York University
  • Jack Naglieri, a research professor at the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia, and senior research scientists at the Devereux Center for Resilient Children
  • Leslie T. Fenwick, dean, Howard University School of Education
  • Dan Domenech, executive director, AASA 
  • Superintendents and other school district leaders from across the country who make up the inaugural cohort.    


  • Aug. 28, 2015 / Westin Hotel, 400 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, Va. (12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.)    
  • Aug. 29, 2015 / Howard University, Armour J. Blackburn University Center, 2397 6th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. (8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.) 

All are encouraged to attend, as this conference is free and open to the public.  

For more information about the AASA-Howard University Urban Superintendents Academy, visit the  AASA website. For questions, contact Bernadine Futrell, AASA director, awards and collaborations at or 703-875-0717.


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’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