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AASPA Announces Election of New Board Leadership

Dr. Robert Stewart, Region 5 Representative  American Association of School Personnel Administrators
The American Association of School Personnel Administrators announced the election of four new members to their Executive Board – Cathy Donovan, Ed.D., Director of Staffing and Talent Acquisition at Olathe Public Schools in Olathe, KS., was announced as President for 2020-2021 at AASPA’s Annual Business Meeting, October 1, 2020. Brian White, Executive Director of HR and Operations at Auburn-Washburn USD 437 in Topeka, KS has been elected to serve as 2021-2022 President. Robert Stewart, Ed.D., Assistant Superintendent of HR at Denton ISD in Denton, TX will serve as Region 5 Representative and Ruth Green, Director of Human Resources at Laurens School District 56 in Clinton, SC will serve as Region 6 Representative.
Donovan, a 24-year member of AASPA, has served on various AASPA committees andpresented at several AASPA National Conferences. Donovan also served on the AASPA Executive Board as Recording Secretary from 2010 – 2016. Donovan succeedsBeth Dalton, Ed.D., Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources at Kildeer County Consolidated School District 96 in Buffalo Grove, IL.
"AASPA's strengthlies inits network and community of educators who volunteer their talents and resources to better the mission of providing every member with services, resources, and information vital to successful school HR practices in the interest of students. I am excited to work alongside our newest AASPA leaders and board members to make the kind of innovative changes that will allow us to serve our members now and into the future."said AASPA Executive Director, Kelly Coash-Johnson.
The AASPA Executive Board is a 10-member governance body comprising elected members. Board candidates are selected by the AASPA Nominating Committee and voted on by members during a general election. Find out more about the AASPA Executive Board and governance by visiting
The American Association of School Personnel Administrators is an international organization that provides leadership in promoting effective human resource practices within education. Headquartered in Overland Park, Kan., AASPA holds an annual conference in October and various regional professional development opportunities throughout the year in addition to providing other valuable benefits to its 2,500+ members. More information about AASPA can be found at