Nation’s Top Superintendents Convene for AASA’s 2016 State Superintendent of the Year Forum


James Minichello
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Alexandria, Va. – Nov. 15, 2016 – As AASA, The School Superintendents Association, continues to celebrate public school champions for children, the 2016 State Superintendents of the Year will gather in Washington, D.C., Nov. 15-17, 2016, 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 Thomas Tucker, superintendent of Ohio’s Princeton City Schools and AASA’s 2016 National Superintendent of the Year. This year’s State Superintendents of the Year are also attending.

“The superintendents we are honoring are strong leaders in every sense and care deeply about ensuring a quality education for their students,” said John Hanner, president, Aramark K-12 Education. “Aramark is proud to be the founding sponsor of AASA’s Superintendent of the Year program. It is an honor to partner with AASA and VALIC in this important program.”

“We are pleased to partner with AASA and Aramark as we honor the best in public school leadership,” said John Kevin, vice president, K-12 Markets, VALIC. “The superintendents at the forum are creating powerful learning environments not only in the school districts they serve but throughout their respective communities. We thank them for the outstanding work they do.”  

“We are proud to be the nation’s largest organization representing superintendents—America’s foremost education thought leaders. That’s why our forum—a celebration of the State Superintendents of the Year—is critically important,” said Daniel A. Domenech, executive director, AASA. “This is truly a special gathering on behalf of school district leadership and the work being done for public education.  We are grateful to our sponsors for supporting AASA’s Superintendent of the Year program.”   

Topics of discussion throughout the forum will include the White House transition, ESSA implementation, personalized learning, federal education funding, technology and connectivity, career/tech education, and equity in education.

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


About Aramark
Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) delivers experiences that enrich and nourish people’s lives through innovative services in food, facilities management, and uniforms. United by a passion to serve, our 270,000 employees make a meaningful difference each day for millions of people in 19 countries around the world. Aramark is recognized among the Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE and World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute. Learn more at or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

For more than half a century, VALIC, a division of AIG, has served as a leading retirement plan provider for K-12 schools and school districts, healthcare, government, higher education and other not-for-profit institutions. As of June 30, 2016, VALIC has more than $86 billion in total customer assets under management and manages plans for more than 23,000 groups serving nearly 2 million plan participants. VALIC represents The Variable Annuity Life Insurance Company and its subsidiaries, VALIC Financial Advisors, Inc. and VALIC Retirement Services Company. American International Group, Inc. (AIG) is a leading global insurance organization.

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