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Affiliate Spotlight - AASCD

by Susie Ellison | May 02, 2018

Spotlighting the Alabama Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (AASCD)

Since its beginning, the Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools (CLAS) has served multiple affiliates representing a gamut of public school or school system leaders.  One of these affiliates is the Alabama Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (AASCD).

AASCD’s 613 members join the affiliate to improve supervision, curriculum, and instruction in their school or school system. AASCD helps members accomplish this by having a strong presence at the local, state, and national levels of government and providing the best instructional professional learning possible for the diverse population in Alabama’s schools.

For the past five years, Alabama ASCD has hosted an annual Standards Summit. The focus of the Summit has been supporting curriculum leaders as they implement College-and Career-Ready Standards in Alabama schools. Topics include: Turnaround Leadership, Building Capacity for Principals, Building Capacity for Teachers, Unpacking Standards, and Leading Multiple Generations.

Not only does the affiliate help current education professionals, it recruits and develops high school juniors and seniors who have expressed interest in being a teacher through the Yes, You Can Teach Conference. The conference is planned and implemented by AASCD student leaders.

In addition to all the professional learning opportunities offered by AASCD, the affiliate and its members have received awards commemorating their outstanding work. In 2015, AASCD received the Area of Excellence Award in Communications and in 2017 the Overall Affiliate of Excellence Award from ASCD. Dr. Patrick Chappell, an AASCD member, received the CLAS Leadership Award in 2016.

Superintendents, Principals, Assistant Principals, Teachers, and Directors of Curriculum and Instruction from all levels of education make up AASCD membership. Members are often presenters at AASCD, CLAS, and ASCD conferences, and have been published in numerous education journals.

(For more information, please contact Susie Ellison, CLAS Communications Coordinator, at 334.265.3610 or at

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