The awards recognize the exceptional leadership of active, front-line female administrators who are making a difference in the lives of students.
AASA, The School Superintendents Association, recently announced the finalists for the organization’s 2020 Women in School Leadership Awards. The awards, sponsored by Horace Mann and AASA, pay tribute to the talent, creativity, and vision of outstanding women educational administrators in the nation’s public schools. Aldine Independent School District’s Dr. LaTonya M. Goffney is a finalist for the Superintendent Award.
“This recognition illustrates AASA’s practice of honoring our nation’s outstanding female educators and the growing need to foster pathways for more and more women who wish to advance their careers,” said Daniel A. Domenech, executive director, AASA. “Celebrating these accomplished professionals will lead to an increasing number of women entering the field of public education administration. We are extremely proud of our finalists and look forward to honoring them at our national conference. We thank Horace Mann for partnering with us on this initiative.”
The awards are designed to recognize the exceptional leadership of active, front-line female administrators who are making a difference in the lives of students every day.
Also named finalists for the Superintendent Award are Susan Enfield from Highline Public Schools in Burien, Washington, and Candace Singh of Fallbrook Union Elementary School District in Fallbrook, California.
The AASA also honors women in two other categories. The Central Office/Principal Award goes to a central office or building-level leader, while the School-Based Award is presented to a classroom teacher or school-based specialist.
Candidates are judged on leadership in meeting the learning needs of students, personal and organizational communication strength, constant professional improvement of knowledge and skills, and active community involvement.
The final award recipients in each category will be announced during the AASA National Conference on Education, Feb. 13-15, 2020, in San Diego, California.
For more information on the Women in School Leadership Awards, please visit the AASA website.