20 Accomplished Women Selected To Participate In New AASA Aspiring Women Leaders Program


James Minichello

Alexandria, Va. – September 14, 2016 – After a nationwide search, AASA, The School Superintendents Association, has selected 20 accomplished women leaders from school districts across the country to participate in the inaugural cohort of the AASA Aspiring Women Leaders Program. 

The program is a cornerstone of the AASA Women In School Leadership initiative called More Than a Power Lunch: Building Networks to Support and Advance Women in School Leadership. The initiative was launched to help mitigate the impact of social barriers women face in ascending to the top leadership positions within our school systems and to significantly increase the number of women seeking and becoming CEOs and superintendents of schools.  

The 20 chosen women have exhibited professional excellence and a commitment to their work in the education field. They hold a variety of different positions within the school system. Included among the group of talented women are assistant superintendents, chief academic officers and a mixture of other district leaders, principals and a gifted resource and intervention teacher. All of these educators have career aspirations of becoming a superintendent of schools.

As a participant in the program, the women will receive:

  • Mentoring and coaching from a member of AASA National Women’s Leadership Consortium;
  • Opportunities to network and collaborate with other aspiring women leaders from across the country; and,
  • Opportunities to gain national visibility through presentations at AASA meetings and in webinars.

“Our country is blessed with an increasing number of talented women leaders who are making positive gains when it comes to educating our children and preparing them for life beyond high school,” said Daniel A. Domenech, executive director, AASA. “Creating opportunities and building new strategies for female educators will not only strengthen our field but provide potential pathways for female students who may wish to pursue education administration as a profession.”

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