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


James Minichello
703-774-6953 (cell)

Alexandria, Va. – Superintendents and other education and policy leaders from across the country will convene at the Women in School Leadership Forum to be held in Coronado, Calif., Oct. 1 and 2, 2015. This meeting comes at a time when an increasing number of outstanding women educators are taking on leadership roles 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 the Association of California School Administrators and AASA, The School Superintendents Association, are working together to create more professional pathways for female education leaders.

Key speakers will include:

  • Shirley Weber, California Assemblymember
  • Julie Adams, founder, Adams Educational Consulting
  • Carmella Franco, search consultant, Gary Ray and Associates
  • Jackie Freiberg, author, motivational speaker
  • Darline Robles, professor, Clinical Education, University of Southern California, Whittier, Calif.
  • MariaOtt,  professor of clinical education, University of Southern California Rossier School of Education

WHAT: AASA/ACSA Women in School Leadership Forum

WHO: Superintendents and other education leaders from across the country

WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 1 – Friday, Oct. 2, 2015

WHERE: Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa, 2000 2nd St., Coronado, Calif. 92118

Reporters are encouraged to contact James Minichello at 703-774-6953 or to schedule interviews with AASA/ACSA leadership or California superintendents.


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.

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.