Fostering a Love of Learning in our Education Systems Featuring AASA, The School Superintendent Association’s Dr. David Schuler (Part 1)










Episode Description

An innovative education system leader knows how to lead with an aspirational vision for the future that challenges students and staff to think beyond traditional ideas.

Dr. Dave Schuler, executive director of AASA, The School Superintendents Association, is a wonderful example of this type of leader. He joins Dr. Karen Garza, president and CEO of Battelle for Kids, for a conversation about how education systems can be reimagined to provide meaningful, authentic learning opportunities for students. Referencing examples in his previous district, he also discusses the importance of student voice and bringing a love of learning back to the teaching profession. 

Dr. Dave Schuler is the executive director of AASA, a position he began this year. He previously served as superintendent for 16 years at High School District 214, Illinois’ largest high school system. He started the national Redefining Ready movement, which redefines what it means for students to be college, career, and life ready.

Battelle for Kids (BFK) is a national, not-for-profit organization with the mission of realizing the power and promise of 21st century, deeper learning for every student. In addition, BFK helps education leaders engage their communities to re-envision and transform their school systems.



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