AASA+Transcend: Leading During Coronavirus



As the nation is responding to the unprecedented challenges brought upon us by the COVID-19 pandemic, tens of thousands of schools have been forced to shut down, creating virtual, home-based learning experiences throughout our communities. Meeting these challenges requires leadership, and leadership during these critical times necessitates empathetic innovation that keeps an eagle eye on equity.

Transcend and AASA, The School  Superintendents Association have teamed up to highlight inspiring and actionable stories of leadership from across our education system. These stories are being generated by young people, families, educators, principals, superintendents and other system leaders, non-profits, business, policy-makers, and more.

Inspiration + Insights Your Voices + Deep Dives Videos and Stories

3 Steps a Leader Can Take to Make Remote Learning Better

Erin McMahon, former Associate CAO of Denver Public Schools and former CAO of the KIPP Foundation, shares 3 pain points and 3 solutions for a leader looking to make remote learning better.


Distance Learning For Equity: 10 Takeaways from a Public Montessori Model

Sara Cotner is Founder & CEO of Montessori For All, shares top 10 takeaways from distance learning for equity In 2012, she founded Montessori For All to blend the best of high-performing charter schools with the best of Montessori education to fully unleash human potential and build a world of purpose, joy, and justice for all.


Please contact us if you have a story of leadership to share.

Latest Discussions

  • "Emma is a 4th grader with Brigantine Schools in New Jersey. Her story of wanting to provide some lessons and reading time for a Facebook page will inspire you. Jamal and I were blown away." Don Wettrick of Start Ed Up.  https://soundcloud.com/don-wettrick/4th-grade-student-emma-of-brigantine-schools-provides-online-resources-for-school ...

  • A 45 minute podcast with Greg Goins and Glenn Robbins about Positive Leadership during Covid19. https://reimagineschools.net/episodes/positive-leadership-with-glenn-robbins-oa1XGo ------------------------------ Glenn Robbins Superintendent Brigantine ...

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About Transcend


Transcend, a national nonprofit, supports communities to create and spread extraordinary, equitable learning environments. Transcend'smission is to support communities to create and spread extraordinary, equitable learning environments.

About AASA, The School Superintendents Association


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.