K-12 Leaders in Digital Innovation, Technology and Industry Partnerships Gather in New Jersey at AASA’s Transformational Leadership Consortium Meeting
September 27, 2023
Brigantine Public Schools to Serve as Host District
Alexandria, Va. – September 27, 2023 – Superintendents and other school district leaders championing areas of innovation, creativity and technology are gathering at the Brigantine Public School District in Brigantine, N.J., Oct. 1-3, as part of AASA, The School Superintendents Association’s Transformational Leadership Consortium.
The purpose of the consortium is to support school district administrators as they scale successful models in support of engaging, effective learning experiences using transformative practices and educational and community partnerships to be the leading national voices for innovation in our nation’s public schools.
“To bring well-respected leaders of public school systems into our district through the AASA Transformational Leadership Consortium is an honor for me, but, more importantly, our staff, scholars and the entire Brigantine community.”
“To bring well-respected leaders of public school systems into our district through the AASA Transformational Leadership Consortium is an honor for me, but, more importantly, our staff, scholars and the entire Brigantine community,” said Glenn Robbins, superintendent, Brigantine Public Schools. “This visit will provide an opportunity for consortium members and their teams to learn from us as we will learn from them. It’s incumbent upon school districts to continue building transformational leadership strategies on behalf of their students and this consortium provides educators with proven strategies to do just that.”
The meeting kicks off Sunday with a visit to the U.S. Coast Guard Base and Federal Aviation Administration Headquarters at Atlantic City Airport, as well as the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station site. Monday’s line-up of speakers includes N.J. State Sen. Vince Polistina, Brigantine Mayor Vince Sera and Matt Doran, member of the Brigantine Board of Education.
“As a longtime member of this cohort, host Superintendent Glenn Robbins will have a robust agenda lined up for the district leaders and their teams who are attending this meeting so they can capitalize on an innovative experience throughout their visit to New Jersey,” said David R. Schuler, executive director, AASA. “Participants will have opportunities to scale up their leadership skills that will help them create and administer future-driven education systems that can translate into positive learning outcomes for the students they serve in their respective communities.”
“Participants will have opportunities to scale up their leadership skills that will help them create and administer future-driven education systems that can translate into positive learning outcomes for the students they serve in their respective communities.”
“As a founding superintendent-member of AASA’s Transformational Leadership Consortium, I have the opportunity to visit some of the most innovative school districts across the country,” said Nick Polyak, superintendent, Leyden Community High School District 212 (Franklin Park, Ill.), and lead superintendent of the consortium. “These visits provide us with opportunities to learn from one another, which help us lead better, but, most importantly, help us improve our respective districts and school communities. I am looking forward to our visit to the Brigantine Public School District.”
Activities throughout the meeting will include interaction with students and staff around such areas as STEAM, robot wars and lasers, painting the city streets and cybersecurity. Attendees will also listen to panel discussions featuring the Mr. Rogers Community Project and the Military Veterans Collaboration. The meeting concludes with a visit to the Atlantic County Institute of Technology.
Visit the AASA website for additional information about the Transformational Leadership Consortium. Superintendents and other educators can also contact Mort Sherman, senior associate executive director, Leadership Network, at email@example.com, or Debbie Magee, director, Leadership Network, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.