Arizona Superintendent Kristi Sandvik Named AASA President-Elect

For Immediate Release        

James Minichello

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Alexandria, Va. – (July 9, 2019) – Kristi Sandvik, superintendent of the Buckeye Elementary School District in Buckeye, Ariz., was sworn in today as the 2019-20 president-elect of AASA, The School Superintendents Association.   

She has been a member of AASA, as well as the Arizona Association of School Administrators, since 2010.   

“Through our efforts to advocate for strong public education, I will ensure that the voices of our superintendents are heard not only on the steps of Capitol Hill, but in communities from coast to coast on behalf of the millions of students we serve,” said Sandvik. “I am honored to serve as the 2019-20 president-elect of this great organization as we continue to cultivate the talents of leaders for our nation’s school systems.”     

Kristi Sandvik is an oustanding leader in public education and I look forward to working with her as our president-elect, said Daniel A. Domenech, executive director, AASA. She has proven to be a tremendous asset in our work to raise the level of academic achievement in our schools. We are fortunate to have someone of Kristis caliber to be part of the leadership of AASA. 

Sandvik began her tenure as superintendent of Buckeye Schools in 2013. She previously held the position of assistant superintendent at the same school district beginning in 2010. 

Honors include being named the recipient of the 2018 Arizona Parent Teacher Association Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2015 Arizona School Administrators Distinguished Administrator of the Year and the 2015 VH1 Superintendent of the Year.  

Deborah L. Kerr, superintendent of the School District of Brown Deer in Brown Deer, Wis., was also sworn in today as AASA president. The installation ceremony was held in conjunction with AASA’s Legislative Advocacy Conference in Washington, D.C.


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 equitable access for all students to the highest quality public education. For more information, visit