2014 Election for AASA Presidency

AASA eligible voting members will have a choice from among three veteran school system leaders when they vote for the next AASA president. AASA members will receive voting instructions via e-mail on Tuesday, March 11. The voting instructions will be sent from the AASA election coordinator at Survey and Ballot Systems (an outside firm) and will include the unique credentials for each voter. A click on the link they provide, will take you directly to the online voting page where you will use your unique credentials to access the ballot.

Balloting in the 2014 election opens at 8 a.m. EST on March 11 and continues until 11:59 p.m. EST on April 18.

The three contenders for president-elect are Bart Goering, David Schuler and Rob Slaby. They emerged as the three leading vote-getters in balloting on Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 11, by the AASA Governing Board, which heard responses to two questions posed to each of the four members who earlier had been certified as official candidates. AASA election rules permit three candidates in a presidential election, which necessitated the runoff in front of the governing body.

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Barton L. Goering, superintendent of Spring Hill Unified School District 230 in Spring Hill, Kan., since 1992. He has been an AASA member since 1988. He has served on the AASA Executive Committee since 2011. He was a member of the AASA Governing Board from 2004-11.

Goering previously was superintendent of the Pretty Prairie Public Schools in Pretty Prairie, Kan., from 1987-92. He holds a Ph.D. from Kansas State University, M.S. from University of Kansas and B.A. from University of Kansas. He was the 2013 recipient of the Leadership Through Communications Award, jointly sponsored by Blackboard Connect, the National School Public Relations Association and AASA, The School Superintendents Association.

 David SchulerDavid R. Schuler, superintendent of Township High School District 214 in Arlington Heights, Ill., since 2005. He has been an AASA member since 2000. He has been a member of the AASA Executive Committee since 2011. He was an AASA Governing Board member from 2007-11.

Schuler previously was superintendent of the Stevens Point Area Public Schools in Stevens Point, Wis., from 2002-05. He holds a Ph.D. from University of Wisconsin-Madison, M.S. from University of Wisconsin-Madison and B.A. from Carroll College. He served as president of the Suburban School Superintendents Association in 2013 and served on the AASA Small and Rural Schools Committee.

 Rob-Slaby-pres-elect.jpg Robert M. Slaby, superintendent of the Storey County School District in Virginia City, Nev., since 2005. He has been an AASA member since 1986. He was a member of the AASA Governing Board from 2009-11. He has been on the AASA Executive Committee since 2011. He was a member of the AASA Publications Review Board and a member of the AASA Programs and Products Advisory Committee.

Slaby previously was superintendent of the Salinas City Elementary School District in Salinas, Calif., from 1998-2004. He holds an Ed.D. from University of Southern California, Los Angeles, M.S. from University of Southern California, M.A. from Occidental College and B.A. from University of California at Berkeley.