The NASS Leadership Conference is intended to provide a premier professional development event created solely for superintendents. This annual conference will serve not only as a celebration of the profession, but will also provide networking opportunities and professional development on critical educational issues of high interest for our nation’s superintendents.
NASS announces Superintendent of the Year recipients
Timothy Purnell, Superintendent of Somerville Public Schools in New Jersey, and Cedrick Gray, Superintendent of Jackson Public Schools in Mississippi, have been named the 2016 Superintendents of the Year by the National Association of School Superintendents.
Timothy Purnell, Superintendent, Somerville Public Schools Somerville, New Jersey
Cedrick Gray, Superintendent, Jackson Public Schools Jackson, Mississippi
"Leadership is incredibly important as we see public education evolving nationwide," said David Brown, NASS Executive Director. "Schools serve as the focal point of thousands of communities nationwide and we need educators that have put programs in place to put students first."
Past winners of this prestigious honor include:
2011 – Linda Chapman, Park School District, Colorado 2012 – Mike Richie, Northland Pines School District, Wisconsin 2013 – Don Haddad, St. Vrain Valley School District, Colorado 2014 – Jim Capolupo, Springfield School District, Pennsylvania 2015 – Katrise Perera, Ilse of Wight County Schools, Virginia
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Education Leader, NASS Executive Committee member and former Superintendent Jim Capolupo speaks about the many reasons to join NASS.
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ACSA: Our new partner in superintendent advocacy
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We are inviting all state, regional, and local organizations to join us because together we can be stronger and we can more effectively serve our members and our country’s kids.