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NASS announces Superintendent of the Year recipients

Timothy Purnell, Superintendent of Somerville Public Schools in New Jersey, and Cedrick Gray, Superintendent of Jackson Public Schools in Mississippi, have been named the 2016 Superintendents of the Year by the National Association of School Superintendents.


Timothy Purcell, Superintendent,
Somerville Public Schools
Somerville, New Jersey
Cedrick Gray, Superintendent,
Jackson Public Schools
Jackson, Mississippi
"Leadership is incredibly important as we see public education evolving nationwide," said David Brown, NASS Executive Director. "Schools serve as the focal point of thousands of communities nationwide and we need educators that have put programs in place to put students first."

Go to the NASS News section to read more about our award recipients.

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Being a member of the National Association of School Superintendents affords you with exclusive access to new member benefits and rich content that will help you strengthen your knowledge base and increase your leader capacity. 

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Education Leader, NASS Executive Committee member and former Superintendent Jim Capolupo speaks about the many reasons to join NASS.

NASS is dedicated to advancing our members' success and promoting their profession. We believe in them and their collective energy, knowledge, and expertise is our key resource. 

The growing superintendent's resource collection is centered on the job’s unique needs and challenges. It offers the means to boost achievement, including solutions to problems that waste time; tools and tips for improving management; sample documents and strategies for more effective leadership, innovative programs and ideas, and much more. 

Project Lead is our nation-wide grassroots campaign for meaningful educational reform. Together educators can restore confidence in our leadership and position ourselves to bring about the organized, rational, well-founded, and sustainable long-range policies our kids, our communities and our country so desperately want and need.

Every day superintendents across the US are achieving amazing things. We envision what 17,000 superintendents can do together.

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ACSA: Our new partner in superintendent advocacy

The Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) is the gold standard of professional organizations. It is the largest umbrella organization for school leaders in the nation, with more than 17,000 members.

This exciting partnership promises to take efforts to advance superintendents’ success and promote the profession to the next level as well as dramatically increase capacity to advance Project Lead. 

We are inviting all state, regional, and local organizations to join us because together we can be stronger and we can more effectively serve our members and our country’s kids.

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