STEM Leadership Consortium



Program Fees /Registration Fee:?

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(JASON District Members have the AASA cohort included in their membership)

About the STEM Leadership Consortium

The AASA-JASON partnership benefits a diverse range of students, uses the latest technology to bring experts from throughout the world to our classrooms. It also provides districts with lesson plans, assessments, and comprehensive professional development programs. In addition, the Superintendent will be a part of AASA’s STEM Leadership Consortium. The purpose of the consortium is to develop and support a cadre of STEM focused superintendents who understand the complexity of school culture and the urgency of increasing student interest in STEM fields. Consortium members meet? two times annually:

Pre-conference session at AASA’s National Conference on Education

?STEM Consortium Convening

?STEM Leadership Certification ?

Who Should Participate?

Any district leader who is interested in furthering the STEM Leadership initiative and mission, particularly superintendents, assistant superintendents, district office staff and experienced principals. To join, click one of the register buttons below. ?

What Will I Learn?

By joining STEM Leadership Consortium, you will:

  • ?Use research-based STEM Leadership indicators to develop, evaluate, and improve STEM initiatives in your district, with the opportunity to be nationally recognized as a? STEM Certified district
  • ?Develop a deeper understanding of how STEM indicators play out in different contexts within your district
  • Learn with and from visionary leaders who are at every phase of implementing these new measures of success for their students
  • Work with leaders across the country to more authentically and appropriately assess and demonstrate high school graduates' readiness to survive and thrive in their futures
  • ?Promote STEM literacy for all students in K-12 schooling ?

Programs Dates & Details

Program Duration: September 2021 – May 2022?

September 16, 2021
Panel Discussion about The Next 75 Years of US Science and Innovation Policy
Location: Virtual Meeting

October 21, 2021
Location: Virtual Meeting

November 11-12, 2021
STEM Consortium Conference
Location: Leesburg, Virginia

December 9, 2021
Location: Virtual Meeting

January 20, 2021
Location: Virtual Meeting

February 17-19, 2021
AASA National Conference on Education,
Nashville, TN

Registrations are accepted on a rolling basis.

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Lead Faculty - Dr. Rodney Watson

?watsonDr. Watson became Superintendent of the Spring Independent School District in July 2014. Spring ISD serves more than 35,000 prekindergarten through 12th grade students in a diverse and growing district located 20 miles north of downtown Houston in an urban area of Harris County.

Watson moved quickly upon his arrival to launch a community-wide effort to develop Spring ISD’s five-year strategic plan, Every Child 2020. The strategic planning process fostered new bonds between the district and the community, with Watson and his team enlisting the direct participation of more than 1,000 internal and external stakeholders to construct a plan that could support the district for years to come.




Dr. Matt Montgomery Superintendent

Lake Forest Schools



Dr. Elie Bracy III Superintendent

Portsmouth Public Schools



Adam Cheeseman Superintendent for Doddridge County Schools

West Virginia


Dr. Aspasia Angelou Superintendent

Nadaburg Unified School District No. 81& Morristown Elementary District 75



Dr. Lou Kramer


London City Schools



Dr. David Baugh Superintendent

Aspen Public Schools




Dr. Gwendolyn Shannon





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Alief ISD


What People are Saying about the Consortium


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"As a result of our focus on STEM education, our students are constantly aware of how their education relates to the world beyond the classroom." - Dr. Elie Bracy, Superintendent for Portsmouth City Schools, VA

"Preparing students for success in college, career, and life should be the mission of every school district and every school — both here in the United States and abroad." - Dr. Rodney Watson, Superintendent for Spring ISD, TX

“We use JASON Learning because it embeds real-world experiences. When teachers know they have our support, they feel motivated to try different instructional strategies.” - Dr. Tamara Sterling, Superintendent for Franklin City Schools, VA

“With JASON Learning, we have come up with a curriculum and a partnership that allows our students to have a role in bringing internet to the entire county.” - Adam Cheeseman, Superintendent for Doddridge County Schools, WV ?


Hyper-local public-private partnership gives rural students a pathway to career success
Doddridge County Schools partners with Citynet and JASON Learning to prepare students for high-demand careers in tech.
Achieving educational equity through STEM education
How the Portsmouth Public Schools partners with JASON Learning to level the playing field for every student
Spring ISD and JASON Bring STEM Education to Life
Texas district uses virtual content to engage students in new and unexpected ways
Franklin City Public Schools and JASON Learning partner to drive equity through shared commitment to professional learning button-learn-more

Educational Equity Through Community STEM Programming:
A Case Study of Portsmouth, Virginia, Public Schools and the AASA – JASON STEM Superintendent Cohort?




Contact AASA program director Debbie Magee at