AASA Announces New Leaders

For Immediate Release

James Minichello

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Alexandria, Va. – (July 9, 2019) – Seven superintendents from across the country were sworn in today as new members of the executive committee of AASA, The School Superintendents Association, the largest organization of the country that serves as the nation’s premier voice for public school system leadership.

The 21-member committee, elected by AASA’s governing board, represents each region of the country. The committee meets quarterly and conducts the ongoing business of the organization.

The new executive committee members include:

“The outstanding individuals who are joining the AASA Executive Committee have all provided a strong voice for their school districts, communities and most importantly, the children they serve,” said Daniel A. Domenech, executive director, AASA. “Each one brings a unique skill set to AASA governance that will strengthen the leadership of school systems, which can only strengthen our nation. I look forward to working with these fine educators.”

New executive committee members will serve a three-year term, with the exceptions of Hess and Shotwell, who were elected to fill vacancies that had one year remaining.

Deborah L. Kerr, superintendent of the School District of Brown Deer in Brown Deer, Wis., and Kristi Sandvik, superintendent of the Buckeye Elementary School District in Buckeye, Ariz., were also sworn in today as AASA president and president-elect, respectively. 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 www.aasa.org.