Atlanta Schools Chief Beverly Hall named Superintendent of the Year

Beverly Hall, superintendent of the Atlanta, Ga., Public Schools since 1999, has been named the 2009 National Superintendent of the Year by the American Association of School Administrators (AASA).  Hall is credited with transforming the 102-school system through a comprehensive reform agenda. Every elementary school in Atlanta made “adequate yearly progress” in 2008 under the provisions of the federal No Child Left Behind law, and graduation rates at several high schools have risen sharply.  Atlanta is among the large districts that have received support from The Wallace Foundation to improve their school leadership as a means of lifting student achievement.

To read AASA’s press announcements about Hall’s award, click on the following two links:
http://www.aasa.org/newsroom/pressdetail.cfm?ItemNumber=11220
http://www.aasa.org/publications/confdailyarticle.cfm?ItemNumber=11233 

To read an account in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, click here:
http://www.ajc.com/services/content/printedition/2009/02/22/hall0222.html