AASA’s Leader Aims For Policy Influence
In hiring Daniel A. Domenech, the directors of the American Association of School Administrators were looking for an advocate who could position the group in the front row of education policy debates in Washington.
Mr. Domenech, who began his job as the executive director of the AASA in July, has battle scars from years spent in the rough-and-tumble arena of local education debates and politics, both in New York and Virginia. And he has corporate polish from his last job, as an executive with the publisher McGraw-Hill Education in New York City.
The AASA’s president, Randall Collins, who is the superintendent of the 3,000-student Waterford, Conn., public schools, said Mr. Domenech has the political savvy and credibility as a longtime district administrator to ensure that the 13,000-member group won’t be cut out of important education policy decisions—particularly the reauthorization of the federal No...
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