Superintendents Convene in Charlotte for AASA’s Personalized Learning Summit


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Alexandria, Va. – Oct. 18, 2017 – School district leaders serving as champions of the personalized learning movement across the country are meeting in Charlotte, N.C., Oct. 18-20, 2017, as part of the AASA Superintendents Personalized Learning Cohort.

“Personalized learning has a major place in our society today, as far as public education is concerned, and it’s imperative that it’s a mainstay throughout our public schools,” said Daniel A. Domenech, executive director, AASA. “It was two years ago when AASA hosted its inaugural Personalized Learning Summit in Salt Lake City, Utah. I am encouraged by the significant attempts being made to change the system of education as we know it through the successful attempts of school system leaders making personalized learning a reality in their schools and communities. We are grateful to Education Elements and Modern Teacher for supporting this initiative.”    

The three-day gathering will provide opportunities for participating superintendents to learn and grow together with an eye toward working as “critical friends” to develop action steps to take back to their respective districts.

“The outstanding superintendents joining us in Charlotte are here to learn and think about not only this work, but more importantly, what it means for our kids,” said Mort Sherman, AASA associate executive director. “Attendees at this meeting will have ample opportunities to engage in meaningful conversations as they create ways to shape the conversation around personalized learning in this country — and not just react to it.”

“On behalf of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools community and the nearly 150,000 students our district serves, it is an honor to host AASA’s Personalized Learning Summit,” said Valerie Truesdale, associate superintendent, personalization and school partnerships, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. “Throughout our summit, we will hear from true pioneers of personalized learning. We will learn about effective school-based models of personalized learning and explore how we can support one another as we champion growth in our communities.”     

Earlier this year, nearly 20 superintendents and other administrators were among the first-ever class of AASA’s Personalized Learning Cohort and Certification Program.       

For more information about AASA’s Personalized Learning program, visit the AASA website, or contact Mort Sherman 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