Nation’s Top Superintendents Gather for AASA’s 2015 State Superintendent of the Year Forum


James Minichello
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Alexandria, Va. – Nov. 12, 2015 – As AASA, The School Superintendents Association, continues to celebrate its 150th anniversary, the 2015 State Superintendents of the Year will gather in Washington, D.C., Nov. 17-19, 2015, to discuss the most critical issues in education today.

The forum, which will kick off with a gala at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel, is co-sponsored by AASA, Aramark and VALIC.

Attendees will include Philip D. Lanoue, superintendent of Georgia’s Clarke County Public Schools and AASA’s 2015 National Superintendent of the Year. This year’s State Superintendents of the Year are also attending.

“As a founding sponsor of AASA’s Superintendent of the Year program, Aramark is proud to recognize those who demonstrate exceptional leadership and commitment to improving student academic outcomes in America today,” said Jeff Gilliam, president, Aramark K-12 Education. “The superintendents we are honoring develop solutions to ensure productive school environments and promising futures for the children they serve.”

“It’s truly an honor for us to partner with AASA and Aramark as we pay tribute to the men and women who exemplify the best in public school leadership,” said John Kevin, vice president, K-12 Markets, VALIC. “The superintendents at our forum are increasing the level of learning in their school districts that will positively influence the future of America. We owe a debt of gratitude for the work they’re doing.”  

“Superintendents serve as the voice for every student in every school in the country, which is one of the reasons why our forum—a celebration of the State Superintendents of the Year—is so important,” said Daniel A. Domenech, executive director, AASA. “We commend our sponsors for supporting AASA’s National Superintendent of the Year program. The outstanding school district leaders gathered here are working hard every day to provide our students with the best education possible.”

Topics of discussion throughout the forum will include ESEA reauthorization, personalized learning, the digital revolution and equity in education. Superintendents will meet with education staff from the White House Domestic Policy Council and visit Capitol Hill for discussions with education policymakers.

For more information about AASA’s National Superintendent of the Year program, contact Bernadine Futrell, AASA director of awards and collaborations, at


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