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From Your Executive Director

From Your Executive Director


Welcome to 2017 and the hope that springs eternal with each new year! As one looks at the world situation, it’s clear that education and internationalism–the cornerstones of our schools–are more essential than ever in the face of a seeming rejection of globalization, “the other,” and even facts themselves.

For an optimistic view of the successes of the past year, visit Future Crunch’s article 99 Reasons 2016 Was a Good Year .  I think you will quickly conclude that these successes all depended upon education and the advancements that education fosters.

On another note, I would like to inform you that the 2017-2018 academic year will be my final year as AASSA’s Executive Director.   Miriam and I have decided to transition to some semblance of retirement, having reached ages that we can’t really fathom!  The AASSA Board will announce the specifics of the application process for a new Executive Director in the coming months. Because of the complexity of AASSA’s operations, I will stay on an additional year in a support role to my successor.

While it is very hard to believe that I am at the point in my life to even convey this news, I am entering my own transition knowing that I am one of the most fortunate people on the planet to have spent the past decade working with and for committed AASSA Board members to support the schools in our region filled with wonderful and dedicated professionals.

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