AASA Leadership, Superintendent of the Year Participate in White House Ceremony on National Teacher Appreciation Day

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James Minichello
AASA
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Alexandria, Va. – May 3, 2016 – Hundreds of educators are convening at the White House today to honor the 2016 National Teacher of the Year and celebrate the outstanding contributions and the progress being made in education nationwide.  

Representing AASA, The School Superintendents Association, will include Daniel A. Domenech, AASA executive director; David R. Schuler, AASA president-elect and superintendent of High School District 214 in Arlington Heights, Ill.; Alton Frailey, AASA president-elect and superintendent of Katy Independent School District in Katy, Texas; Thomas Tucker, AASA 2016 National Superintendent of the Year and superintendent of Princeton City Schools in Cincinnati, Ohio; and, Steve Webb, AASA 2016 Superintendent of the Year finalist and superintendent of Vancouver Public Schools in Vancouver, Wash.
 
Last week, the Council of Chief State School Officers named Connecticut history teacher Jahana Hayes as the 2016 National Teacher of the Year.
 
“It is an honor to represent our nation’s school superintendents at today’s White House ceremony where we are recognizing our National Teacher of the Year,” said Schuler. “On National Teacher Appreciation Day, it is with great pleasure we congratulate Jahana Hayes for the outstanding work she brings to her classroom in Connecticut. She is making a positive difference for her students. She is a symbol of teaching excellence nationwide.”

As the National Teacher of the Year, Hayes will spend a year traveling the nation to represent educators and advocate on behalf of teachers.

Click here for more information on today’s ceremony.  

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