AASA Staffer Lori Vines Receives Friend of AASA Award at National Conference on Education

February 17, 2024


James Minichello



San Diego, Calif. – February 17, 2024AASA, The School Superintendents Association, is pleased to announce that the 2024 recipient of the organization’s Friend of AASA Award is Lori Vines, an AASA staffer who has spent more than 40 years with the organization in a variety of roles. A ceremony to recognize these individuals was held during AASA’s National Conference on Education.

This award is given by AASA’s executive director to a non-educator, school district-based person or group/organization that has consistently supported the mission of AASA and has given his or her time and effort to help the association accomplish its goals to advocate on behalf of public education and assist with the professional development of its members.

Currently serving as a director of membership and affiliated services, Vines began working at AASA in 1980 when was she was hired as a clerk typist to transpose hand-written communication materials into electronic files using a word processing machine.

“Lori Vines is truly a champion who takes immense pride in her work at AASA.”

“Lori Vines is truly a champion who takes immense pride in her work at AASA,” said David R. Schuler, executive director, AASA. “She is well respected by her colleagues as well as the thousands of superintendents she serves. For Lori, it is always about the AASA family, the members and the relationships she built throughout her time with the organization.”

In 1982, AASA introduced the first onsite computer and Vines was assigned computer system administrator duties, managing the day-to-day operations of AASA’s computer systems and the membership database.

Regarded as the most comprehensive professional learning and networking event for school superintendents and administrators, AASA’s National Conference on Education addresses the most critical issues affecting public education today, including live well, lead well—health and well-being and self-care; redesigning learning; school environment and culture; school safety, finances and operations; and transformational learning and leading.

For more information about the conference, access AASA’s Conference Daily Online.


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.