Wednesday, February 8

Long Island Superintendent Shari Camhi Named AASA President


Shari L. Camhi, superintendent of the Baldwin Union Free School District in Baldwin, N.Y., was recently sworn in as the 2022-23 president of AASA, The School Superintendents Association.
Baldwin UFSD has received recognition for its innovative and rigorous academic programs, numerous partnerships, and redesigned classrooms and prides itself on helping students become college-, career-, and life-ready. The district’s graduation rate is currently 98%.
“The world is a different place than it was in 1965, 1985 and 2005. It is incumbent upon us as school district leaders to reinvent the experiences our students take in on a daily basis and create experiences that are amicable to the jobs they will have in the future,” said Camhi. “I am proud and honored to be named president of AASA. As part of Learning 2025, we look forward to networking with school communities across the country and support one another regarding the myriad of possibilities for other school systems moving forward.”
Recently recognized as AASA “Lighthouse” district, Baldwin Schools is a member of the organization’s Learning 2025 Network, a cadre of more than 120 demonstration systems representing forward-learning urban, suburban and rural school districts engaged in learning, networking and working together to help drive education policy and ultimately improve student learning.
“As we continue to light the path for school districts across the country in their collective efforts to redesign and reshape the way kids learn, I am thrilled that Superintendent Shari Camhi — a futuristic leader — will serve as the president of AASA for the coming year,” said Daniel A. Domenech, executive director, AASA. “It is imperative that superintendents take bold actionable steps in order for their school systems to succeed. Shari and her team at Baldwin Schools are doing just that.”
Camhi earned her doctorate from Teacher’s College, Columbia University and two master’s degrees — one from Long Island University and another from Adelphi University. A former member of the AASA Governing Board, she is also a graduate of the AASA National Superintendent Certification® program.
Gladys Cruz, district superintendent of Questar III BOCES in Castleton, N.Y., was also sworn in today as the 2022-23 president-elect of AASA. The installation ceremony was held in conjunction with AASA’s Legislative Advocacy Conference in Washington, D.C.
About AASA
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.


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