U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. will give remarks at the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) National School Superintendent of the Year gala on Tuesday, Nov. 15 in Washington, D.C. He will recognize the exemplary work of superintendents across the country who have taken on the challenge and commitment to lead. In commending the superintendents for their leadership, he will also encourage them to continue pursuing equity in their work to ensure that all students have access to a high quality education as states transition to the principles and policies of the Every Student Succeeds Act.
Now in its 30th year, the American Association of School Administrators National Superintendent of the Year Program pays tribute to the outstanding leadership, talent and vision of the men and women who lead the nation’s public schools. Nominees are selected on criteria such as:
- Leadership for Learning – creativity in successfully meeting the needs of students in his or her school system.
- Communication – strength in both personal and organizational communication.
- Professionalism – constant improvement of administrative knowledge and skills, while providing professional development opportunities and motivation to others on the education team.
- Community Involvement – active participation in local community activities and an understanding of regional, national, and international issues.