Former Education Secretary John King Receives AASA Humanitarian Award


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Pictured left to right: Alton Frailey, president, AASA; John B. King Jr., former U.S. Secretary of Education; Sharon Adams-Taylor, associate executive director, children's initiatives & program development, AASA; Daniel Domenech, executive director AASA.
New Orleans – March 3, 2017 – 
John B. King Jr. who served as the U.S. Secretary of Education under President Obama, was honored today by AASA, The School Superintendent Association, with the Dr. Effie H. Jones Humanitarian Award. The award was presented at AASA’s 2017 National Conference on Education in New Orleans, La.  

This award recognizes leaders who exemplify the qualities modeled by the late Effie Hall Jones, educator and AASA associate executive director—her professional and personal commitment to diversifying the field of education with high quality leaders and to ensuring the best education for all students. She was profiled in the film “Women at the Top” for her work with women who aspired to the superintendency. Jones was also a school administrator, teacher and counselor.

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