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February 23, 2017

Superintendent Cosimo Tangorra, Jr. to join hundreds of school system leaders at AASA's National Conference on Education

picture of Superintendent Cosimo Tangorra, Jr.
Superintendent Cosimo Tangorra, Jr., is a member of AASA's Governing Board.

Niskayuna Central School District Superintendent Cosimo Tangorra, Jr. is joining nearly 3,000 school system leaders from coast to coast at the National Conference on Education in New Orleans, La., March 2-4, 2017, hosted by AASA, The School Superintendents Association.

AASA, founded in 1865, is the premier organization for our nation's superintendents serving thousands of education leaders throughout the United States. The annual gathering brings public education's best thought leaders together to discuss the most critical issues facing our schools.

Providing education leadership beyond his school district and state, Dr. Tangorra represents superintendents nationwide by serving on AASA's Governing Board.

"It''s important to attend the National Conference on Education because it provides a wealth of opportunities to connect with peers, exchanges ideas and strategies, and interact with some of the best in our field," said Dr. Tangorra. "I'm proud to be a member of AASA, which always takes a leadership role in re-shaping America's public education agenda."

Approximately 250 sessions at the conference will focus on the following themes: Curriculum and instruction; digitizing education; equity; leadership for equality; personalizing education; principal supervision initiatives; and superintendent/school board relationships.

During the first General Session on Thursday, March 2, AASA's 2017 National Superintendent of the Year will be announced. In addition, more than 40 educators (including 11 superintendents) will be recognized for completing the AASA Urban Superintendents Academy with Howard University and the University of Southern California. This program offers a dynamic approach to urban superintendent preparation to bolster the effectiveness of school district leadership in our nation's urban areas.
Political commentators James Carville and Mary Matalin will serve as keynote speakers (March 4) during the conference. Other general session speakers include James Vollmer, the president of Vollmer Inc. (March 2) and cultural diplomat Ravi Hutheesing (March 3).

From start to finish, educators will have the opportunity to follow the activities and conversations through AASA's Conference Daily Online. The award-winning publication provides a comprehensive look at the conference proceedings, including coverage of key speakers, award winners and AASA governance activities, plus photo and video galleries.

For more information about the 2017 National Conference on Education, visit