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AASA Names 2023 Women In School Leadership Award Finalists

Alexandria, Va. – Nov. 21, 2022 – AASA, The School Superintendents Association, is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2023 Women in School Leadership Awards. The awards, sponsored by Horace Mann and AASA, pay tribute to the talent, creativity and vision of outstanding women educational administrators in the nation’s public schools.

“Supporting diversity, equity and inclusion is deeply embedded in the mission of our company, which is why we are so proud to support the AASA Women in School Leadership Awards,” said Marita Zuraitis, president, Horace Mann. “In order to raise the achievement levels of our students, we must ensure that an increasing number of women have the opportunities to climb career ladders. Congratulations to our finalists for this magnificent achievement.”

“A longstanding tradition of AASA is to celebrate and honor the outstanding contributions being made by female leaders in our nation’s school districts,” said Daniel A. Domenech, executive director, AASA. “As administrators continue to scale up their efforts to build future-driven and equity-focused models of positive change in the teaching and learning in their respective communities, it is imperative to bring more women into leadership roles. We are grateful to Horace Mann for supporting this program.”

The finalists are: The Central Office/ Principal Category

  • Carrie Chiappetta, assistant superintendent, Pomperaug Regional School District 15, Middlebury, Conn.

  • CheyAnne Fant, district director of nutrition services and afterschool programs, Barren County Schools, Glasgow, Ky.

The Superintendent Category

  • Tiffany Anderson, superintendent, Topeka Public Schools, Topeka, Kan.

  • Monica Goldson, chief executive officer, Prince George’s County Public Schools, Upper Marlboro, Md.

Candidates are judged on leadership in meeting the learning needs of students, personal and organizational communication strength, constant professional improvement of knowledge and skills, and active community involvement.

The final award recipients in each category will be announced during the AASA National Conference on Education, Feb. 16-18, 2023, in San Antonio, Texas. For more information about the Women in School Leadership Awards, please visit the AASA website or contact Jennifer Rooney, AASA director, meetings and awards, at ###

About AASA AASA, The School Superintendents Association, founded in 1865, is the professional organization for more than 13,000 educational leaders in the United States and throughout the world. AASA’s mission is to support and develop effective school system leaders who are dedicated to equitable access for all students to the highest quality public education. For more information, visit

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