“I applaud Pennsylvania educators for coming together to discuss strategies surrounding the most pressing challenges facing our schools and our students,” said Amy F. Sichel, president, AASA and superintendent, Abington School District. “As proven leaders in their communities, superintendents have a voice through AASA when it comes to framing national policy. They play pivotal roles in shaping the work environments that support our schools.”
“Superintendents, like those who convened today, are our partners as we work to influence policy and legislation on all levels,” said Daniel A. Domenech, executive director, AASA. “By leveraging their expertise, we can grow successful school districts, which serve as successful models for public education.”
The Abington School District was recently named one of America’s Promise Alliance’s 100 Best Communities for Young People. The only six-time winner in Pennsylvania, the school district was recognized for its outstanding and innovative work in addressing the high school dropout crisis and for its programs and services on behalf of the community.
As a multiple 100 Best recipient, Abington Schools continues to enhance programs that foster youth development and success. “A school district is only as strong as its superintendent, which is why our nation will now benefit from having Amy Sichel serve as AASA’s president,” said Jim Buckheit, executive director, Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators.