American Association of School Administrators (AASA)
Personalized, Relevant, & Contextualized
Although their name and organizational structure has changed since their founding in 1866, the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) has always “advocated for the highest quality public education for all students.”
Through-out their history, AASA has remained active in the ever-changing landscape of the education field. Staying true to this identity, AASA has become a leader in promoting learner-centered education. Their dedication to this movement and mindset can be seen in their recent publication, Personalizing 21st Century Education—which encourages education leaders to make personalized learning their number one priority. Beyond putting pen to paper, these folks are also playing with the big dogs by “serving as the national voice for public education and district leadership on Capitol Hill.” They act as a powerful connecting point between education leaders—who join the conversation through many outlets, including AASA’s Personalized Learning Summit—and influential decision makers in Congress. Ultimately, AASA acts as one of the nation’s loudest voices for shifting the focus of education design and has a myriad of tools and resources ready to be explored.