School system leaders across the nation who are championing areas of innovation, creativity, and technology will visit Coxsackie-Athens Central School District and Questar III BOCES October 2-4 as part of AASA, The School Superintendents Association’s Transformational Leadership Consortium. The three-day program will include site visits to Coxsackie Athens CSD, Questar III’s Robert H. Gibson Technical School, and the Questar III and HVCC STEM High School on Oct. 3, and Tech Valley High School on Oct. 4.

The purpose of the consortium is to support school district administrators as they scale successful models in support of engaging, effective learning experiences using digital media and educational and community partnership to be the leading national voices for innovation in the nation’s public schools.

AASA is the premier association for more than 13,000 educational leaders in the U.S. and across the world. It serves as the national voice for public education and district leadership. The consortium was established in 2014 to support school district leadership in innovation, creativity, and technology.

Questar III BOCES and Coxsackie-Athens CSD are members of the AASA’s Learning 2025 Network, a group of more than 120 demonstration systems representing forward-leading, urban, suburban, and rural schools district engaged in learning, networking, and working together to help drive education policy and, ultimately, improve student learning. Earlier this year, Coxsackie-Athens CSD was designated as an AASA Lighthouse Demonstrations System for its exemplary work in social emotional cognitive growth.

Randy Squier, superintendent of the school district said, “I commend our staff for creating a system that fosters post-secondary opportunities, career experiences, and the skills, knowledge and understanding that are must-haves for students in the rapidly changing world we live in. We look forward to hosting the Transformational Leadership Consortium fall meeting so future-driven district leaders from across the country can network with one another while learning about the innovations we offer in our school community.”

“We are pleased to showcase one of our component school districts and three model high school programs within our BOCES. This is an opportunity for school superintendents across the country to learn how we are strengthening the integration of technology and supporting student growth,” said Questar III District Superintendent Gladys I. Cruz, who serves as president-elect of AASA.

Critical themes to be addressed during the three-day meeting include:

  • Small Schools/Big Opportunities
  • Replicating Industry and Postsecondary Experiences to Transform at Student’s Future
  • Future-Driven on the Road to Destination 2030


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