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Celebrating Leadership: Superintendent Krestin Bahr Joins AASA Executive Committee

We are thrilled to announce a momentous milestone in the journey of our very own Superintendent, Krestin Bahr. Superintendent Bahr has been elected to a three-year term on the Executive Committee of AASA, The School Superintendents Association. This notable appointment places her among the leading voices in public school district leadership across the United States.

AASA, established in 1865 and based in Alexandria, Virginia, stands as the premier organization for educational leadership, advocating for the highest standards of public education and striving toward equitable access for all students. Superintendent Bahr's election to this respected body underscores her commitment and exceptional leadership in the educational sector.

Representing our diverse Western region, from Alaska to California, Superintendent Bahr will bring a wealth of experience and a fresh perspective to the committee. Her understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities within our community and the broader region will be invaluable as the committee works to enhance educational policies and initiatives.

Superintendent Bahr is no stranger to recognition. She has been twice nominated for the AASA Superintendent of the Year® award and served as President of the Washington Association of School Superintendents (WASA) from 2019 to 2020. In 2023, she was honored as the inaugural recipient of the Leader of Distinction Award by the Washington Association of School Business Officials (WASBO).

In her new role, Superintendent Bahr will participate in quarterly meetings, contributing to the ongoing business and strategic direction of AASA. Her role will officially commence on July 1, 2024. We are confident that her innovative vision and dedication to educational excellence will greatly benefit the national education landscape.

Please join us in congratulating Superintendent Krestin Bahr on her election to the AASA Executive Committee. Her achievements continue to inspire and elevate our community's educational aspirations.

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