AASA President to Testify on Capitol Hill on ESSA


James Minichello
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Alexandria, Va. – July 17, 2017 – Gail Pletnick, superintendent of Dysart Unified (Surprise, Ariz.) School District 89 and the 2017-18 president of AASA, The School Superintendents Association, is testifying tomorrow before the U.S. House Education and the Workforce Committee.

The hearing, “ESSA Implementation: Exploring State and Local Reform Efforts,” is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. (ET) at the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

“I am very proud to represent the voice of superintendents at this important hearing,” said Pletnick. “It is critical we work to ensure the underserved populations in our schools truly benefit from the educational promise that the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was designed to deliver.”  
Pletnick, the 2016 Arizona Superintendent of the Year, has been a member of AASA’s governing structure since 2008 and has served on the organization’s executive committee since 2013. She has also been a member of the Arizona School Administrators Association since 2002. Pletnick began her tenure as superintendent of Dysart Schools in 2007. 

For specific questions about ESSA, please contact Noelle Ellerson Ng, AASA associate executive director, policy and advocacy, at nellerson@aasa.org.


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.