AASA Members Honored by Education Week


James Minichello
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Arlington, Va., 2017 – March 31, 2017 – Six members of AASA, all superintendents, are being honored today by the leading trade publication Education Week as 2017 Leaders to Learn From.
The recipients of the annual honor are Chris Coffelt, superintendent of Central Decatur Community School District in Decatur, Iowa (member since 2010); Patricia DeKlotz, superintendent of Kettle Moraine School District in Wales, Wis. (member since 2006); Walt Griffin, superintendent, Seminole County Public Schools in Sanford, Fla. (member since 2012); Jim Rollins, superintendent of Springdale School District in Springdale, Ark. (member since 1990); Burke Royster, superintendent in Greenville County Schools in Greenville, S.C. (member since 1983); and Bilal Tawwab, superintendent of Flint Community Schools in Flint, Mich. (member since 2015).
The six school system leaders were among 14 educators honored by Education Week at a day-long event in Washington, D.C., on March 31.
Each year, the newspaper identifies some of the nation’s most exceptional school district leaders and shines a spotlight on their extraordinary impact on the success of educators and students. They are profiled in its Leaders To Learn From special report accessible at https://leaders.edweek.org/leaders/2017/. Individual videos about this year’s winners also are available on the newspaper’s site.

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 www.aasa.org.