Media Advisory: 2018 National Superintendent of the Year® Finalists to Discuss Education Issues

James Minichello
703-774-6953 (cell)

Alexandria, Va. – Jan. 4, 2018 – The four finalists for the 2018 National Superintendent of the Year® will participate in a panel discussion on current trends in education on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. (ET) at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Education Week’s Daarel Burnette will moderate the panel.

Daniel A. Domenech, executive director of AASA, The School Superintendents Association, will provide remarks. Members of the media are invited to attend.

Announced on Dec. 18, 2017, the four finalists are:

Co-sponsored by VALIC, First Student and AASA, the National Superintendent of the Year® will be announced at AASA’s National Conference on Education, Feb. 15-17, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn.   

For more information about the program, contact Jennifer Rooney, AASA assistant director, meetings, at

Click here to access a list of the AASA 2018 State Superintendents of the Year.


**Please note that the National Press Club is a secure facility. All attendees/staff must have a valid QR code to pass through security gates at the entrance of the Club to attend the event. If you plan to attend, please email me at and I will send you the QR code.


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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