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[AASA National Conference 2023] Inspire, Innovate and Lead Greatly

[AASA National Conference 2023] Inspire, Innovate and Lead Greatly

Edmentum joins partners and colleagues today at the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) National Conference on Education in San Antonio, Texas. This conference attracts more than 3,000 superintendents focused on professional development and networking. Attendees will have the chance to explore a support network dedicated to improving equity, student outcomes, district performance and more.

Edmentum is sponsoring two panel discussions focused on the role of superintendents in moving education forward, as well as one of the leading challenges that school leaders face: teacher recruitment and retention. Learn more about each sessions below:

Friday, February 17

Creating the Future of Learning: How Superintendents Are Moving Forward

For the past three academic years, districts across the country have faced varying degrees of disruption and challenges due to the pandemic.  There are commonalities but differences in their stories depending on the unique needs of their students, teachers, and local communities.  How are superintendents, who serve districts large and small, managing to reflect on lessons learned, assess what is required to address priority needs, and develop actionable plans for the future of learning?  Kevin Hogan will facilitate a lively and insightful conversation with three superintendents who will share their strategies for bringing transformational leadership to their local school community---ensuring the future of learning is accessible to every student.

Time: 2:30 - 3:30pm CT


  • Susan Enfield, Superintendent, Washoe County School District (Reno, NV)
  • Quintin Shepherd, Superintendent of Schools, Victoria ISD (Victoria, TX)
  • Tom Burton, Superintendent, Princeton City Public Schools (Princeton City, OH)
  • Kevin Hogan, Editor At Large, eSchool News (Trenton, NJ), Moderator

Saturday, February 18

Teacher Recruitment and Retention: Addressing the Crisis and Building for the Future

Among the most pressing issues district and school leaders continue to face is how to attract and retain a stable teaching workforce. Historically, recurrent teacher shortages are the result of both declines in the number of candidates entering the teaching profession and high rates of teacher turnover, which have been exacerbated by the pandemic.  Teacher turnover has a cost.  It undermines student achievement and school improvement efforts.  Research points to ways districts and states can address the immediate crisis and build for the future. In this session, learn how research from the Learning Policy Institute informs policies and practices for teacher recruitment and retention and hear how district leaders are employing innovative strategies to fill teacher vacancies including Teacher Residency Programs in partnership with teacher preparation programs ---all focused on the goal of providing a quality teacher workforce that improves the educational opportunities for all students.

Time: 9:15 - 10:15am CT


  • Jason Mitchell, Edmentum, Moderator
  • Alena Zachery-Ross, Superintendent, Ypsilanti Public Schools (Ypsilanti, MI)
  • Sy Doan, Associate Policy Researcher RAND Corporation, Washington, D.C.


We’re looking forward to coming together with partners and colleagues for an energizing few days. If you’re attending the conference, please join one of these insightful sessions. See you in San Antonio!

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Brittany Voges

Brittany Voges currently serves as a Content and Social Media Specialist at Edmentum, and has been with the company since 2016. Before her time at Edmentum, Brittany studied Elementary Education, and eventually went on to teach 4th grade in Title 1 schools. Because of her background in education, Brittany is passionate about providing educators across the United States and the world with the tools and best practices to empower their students each day in the classroom.