Interested in Serving on
ASCD’s Board of Directors?
ASCD’s Nominations Committee is seeking
individuals to run for a position on the Board
of Directors in 2016. The application process
opens September 1, 2015. Visit www.ascd.org/
nominations to obtain the application form and
for information on the qualifications for office
and the time commitment involved. (Board
members serve a four-year term.) The deadline
for receipt of the completed application is
October 31, 2015. Contact ASCD’s Governance
unit at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any
Introducing ASCD’s New Executive Director
ASCD is delighted to introduce our
new Executive Director and CEO,
Deborah S. Delisle, who assumed
the leadership of the organization
on July 1, 2015, following the
retirement of Judy Seltz.
During her distinguished 38-year
career in education, Delisle served
as a teacher, gifted education
specialist, curriculum director,
elementary school principal, district associate superintendent, and superintendent. In January 2012, she was nominated
as U.S. Assistant Secretary for Elementary and
Secondary Education by President Obama and
later confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
Prior to her role at the Department of Edu-
cation, Delisle was a senior fellow at the Inter-
national Center for Leadership in
Education with a deep interest in
educator performance systems and
creating transformative cultures
in schools and districts to support
educators and students. Delisle also
served as Ohio’s 35th state superin-
tendent of public instruction from
2008 to 2011.
Delisle expressed her gratitude
for the opportunity to lead this
organization saying, “ASCD is a strong orga-
nization with a rich history of outstanding
products and services. We should be viewed
as partners in transforming the landscape of
education who always remember the kids we
Deb, welcome to ASCD!
Upcoming ASCD Conferences
Find details about these upcoming conferences at www.ascd.org/conferences.
2015 ASCD Conference on Educational Leadership
October 30, 2015–November 1, 2015 in San Diego, CA
Whether your leadership imperatives are in a classroom, a school, or systemwide, this ASCD
event will address your needs with immediate and practical solutions.
2016 ASCD Annual Conference and Exhibit Show
April 2–4, 2016 in Atlanta, GA
Learn. Teach. Lead. This is where you get the tools to put it all together.
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