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  • Aaron Spence 2018 Virginia Superintendent Of The Year
  • 2018 Regional Superintendents Of The Year
  • VASS Keynote Gary Marx
  • Phil Worrell, Marcus Newsome And Kevin Castner
  • State Superintendent And VASS Board Of Directors
  • Jeffrey Smith
  • Leland Melvin With Photos Of JFK And MLK
  • Leland Melvin With Rosa Atkins
  • Linda Reviea And Gena Keller
  • Steve Staples
  • Jack McKinley Presents Ignite Session
  • Honeywell Vendors
  • Adam Saenz Conference Presenter
  • Christiansburg High School Choir
  • VASS Officers Jennifer Parish And Brian Ratliff
  • Aaron Spence 2018 Virginia Superintendent Of The Year

    Virginia Beach City Schools Superintendent Aaron Spence receives the the 2018 Virginia Superintendent of the Year Award from VASS President Jennifer Parish (left) and VASS Executive Director Ben Kiser (right).
  • 2018 Regional Superintendents Of The Year

    2018 Regional Superintendents of the Year, from left to right: Aaron Spence - Region II; Rick Clemons - Region III; Eric Jones - Region I; Dave Jeck - Region IV; Scott Brabrand - Region V; Jeff Perry - Region VII; Merle Herndon - Region VIII; and Bill Sroufe - Region VI.
  • VASS Keynote Gary Marx

    VASS Spring Conference Keynote Speaker Gary Marx discusses 21 trends in the world that affect education leadership.
  • Phil Worrell, Marcus Newsome And Kevin Castner

    VASS members Phil Worrell (left), Marcus Newsome (center), and Kevin Castner (right) take time out to catch up between Spring Conference sessions.
  • State Superintendent And VASS Board Of Directors

    The VASS Board of Directors, VASS Executive Director, and State Superintendent from left to right: Peter Noonan; James Lane; Deran Whitney; Robert Benson; Jack McKinley; Jared Cotton; Rosa Atkins; Steven Staples; Scott Kizner; Jeff Perry; Jennifer Parish; Brian Ratliff; and Ben Kiser
  • Jeffrey Smith

    David White (left), Jeff Smith (center) and Michael Perry (right) enjoy time together during a Spring Conference break.
  • Leland Melvin With Photos Of JFK And MLK

    Lynchburg native, former NFL football player and space shuttle astronaut Leland Melvin uses pictures of President Kennedy and Martin Luther King to emphasize leadership during his presentation at the 2017 Spring Conference.
  • Leland Melvin With Rosa Atkins

    Former NFL football player and astronaut Leland Melvin with former VASS President Rosa Atkins.
  • Linda Reviea And Gena Keller

    Retiring superintendents Linda Reviea and Gena Keller enjoy a light moment before the Spring Conference presentation, "Lead Like a Pirate."
  • Steve Staples

    State Superintendent of Public Instruction Steven Staples takes questions from the audience at the 2017 Spring Conference.
  • Jack McKinley Presents Ignite Session

    Region VIII Chair and Superintendent of Amelia County Schools Jack McKinley gives an inspiring presentation on listening to students during his motivational Ignite Session at the 2017 VASS Spring Conference.
  • Honeywell Vendors

    VASS Business Affiliate members from Honeywell International Joyce Colburn and Wayne Verlander man the Honeywell espresso station during the conference.
  • Adam Saenz Conference Presenter

    Adam Saenz, Psychologist and author of "The Power of A Teacher," gives a motivational talk on balancing life and well-being during the Spring Conference.
  • Christiansburg High School Choir

    Members of the Christiansburg High School Choir pose before their performance at the 2017 VASS Spring Conference.
  • VASS Officers Jennifer Parish And Brian Ratliff

    VASS President Jennifer Parish and VASS President-elect Brian Ratliff change the guard at the 2017 VASS Spring Conference.

News and Announcements
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  • Aaron Spence is the 2018 Virginia Superintendent of the Year

    Aaron Spence is the 2018 Virginia Superintendent of the Year

    Dr. Aaron C. Spence, Superintendent of Virginia Beach City Schools, was named Virginia’s Superintendent of the Year at the Virginia Association of School Superintendents (VASS) Annual Awards Luncheon on Tuesday in Roanoke. The leaders of seven Virginia education organizations and the State Superintendent of Public Instruction selected him from among eight regional finalists.

  • Eight Superintendents Give Ignite Presentations During 2017 Spring Conference

    Superintendent representatives from each of the eight regions made brief Ted Talk-like presentations during the VASS Annual Spring Conference on what motivates them to do their challenging jobs on a daily basis.

  • YellowFolder - Now a Proud Partner with the Virginia Association of School Superintendents

    YellowFolder - Now a Proud Partner with the Virginia Association of School Superintendents

    Because of the special partnership between VASS and YellowFolder, YellowFolder is able to offer Virginia school districts a 12 – month free trial of our digital file cabinet system. We are confident you will quickly see the value of maintaining your administrative, human resources, student and special education records in YellowFolder. Over time, the YellowFolder paperless environment will produce district cost savings as you reduce the use of paper, ink, and file cabinets!

  • Superintendents Professional Conference

    The 2017 Superintendent's Professional Conference, which is sponsored by Region VIII, will be held at the Sheraton Ocean Front Hotel, Virginia Beach, VA, on October 1-4, 2017.

  • Four VASS Members Win Scholarships to Finland and Italy

    Appomattox Superintendent Dorinda Grasty, Radford Superintendent Rob Graham, Montgomery Superintendent Mark Miear, and New Kent Superintendent Dave Myers won full travel scholarships to Helsinki, Finland and Milan, Italy in a national competition sponsored by VASS Senior Associate Partner EF Education First.

  • Hopewell Study Recommends Increasing Custodial, Cafeteria Salaries

    Hopewell City Public Schools should increase cafeteria and custodial workers' salaries, among other steps to improve the division's compensation system, a study by the Virginia Association of School Superintendents has found. The study results were presented to the School Board at their March 9 work session and were based on online surveys of and interviews with HCPS employees as well as surveys of school district employees in Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Dinwiddie, Prince George and Petersburg.

  • VASS Offers New Communications Consulting Service to Division Members

    VASS Offers New Communications Consulting Service to Division Members

    VASS has joined with Hunter Communications, led by former Fairfax Public Schools communications chief Barbara Hunter, to create "Communication Counselors on Call." This on-demand service, available to all VASS member divisions, gives superintendents up to two hours of free consultation on a broad range of communication challenges, including bond referendum campaigns, community engagement strategies, publications, Freedom of Information Act requests, crisis responses, speechwriting, and media relations.

  • "VASS Buyers Guide" is Now Online

    VASS worked with Strategic Value Media to create the guide, a web portal to a large network of vendors that supply goods and services to educators. The guide, which highlights companies that are VASS Business Members, is designed to help school division leaders make efficient and fully informed purchasing decisions.


Key Resources

VASS Buyers Guide

  • The VASS Buyers guide offers VASS members an efficient way to browse for goods and services for their divisions.

    The companies that support VASS through business memberships are highlighted in the guide.

    The VASS Buyers Guide

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