AASA Honors Stellar with Distinguished Service Award for 2015

-- National Education Foundation (NEF) VP Helps Districts Across U.S.

01 Mar, 2016, 10:01 ET from National Education Foundation (NEF)

WASHINGTON, March 1, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AASA, the national School Superintendents Association, honored National Education Foundation (NEF) Vice President, Dr. Art Stellar with its 2015 Distinguished Service Award. AASA is recognizing Dr. Stellar's years of service as an outstanding educator. The ceremony of recognition was held at AASA's National Conference on Education in Phoenix, Arizona.  

Educational leaders are recognized by AASA for bringing honor to themselves, their colleagues and their profession; rendering exemplary service to their state or national professional association; and contributing to the education field through writing, public advocacy or other activities. Dr. Stellar demonstrates this service in his role at the NEF, where he aids school districts across the nation acquire funding for STEM education and capital projects.

Dr. Arthur Stellar
Art Stellar is the vice president of the National Education Foundation and CyberLearning.  A 25-year superintendent, Stellar is recognized as an educator who generates educational excellence and equity and develops leaders. Stellar is widely published and has received numerous honors throughout his career, including AASA's Leadership for Learning and Dr. Effie H. Jones Humanitarian awards.

D. Appu Kuttan, Chairman of NEF, and a global expert in STEM+ education, stated "We are proud of Dr. Stellar for winning this prestigious honor. It is an indication of the outstanding quality of service he brings to the table when working with superintendents, business managers, and school board members on their Qualified Zone Academy Bonds, which provides their school districts with millions of dollars and outstanding STEM+ educational programs."

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 the highest quality public education for all children. For more information, visit www.aasa.org.

About NEF
The National Education Foundation (NEF), founded in 1989, is the national non-profit leader in bridging the academic, financial, and job skills divides by providing world-class STEM+ education (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, English, Social Studies, test prep, digital literacy, IT, business and management) to millions of disadvantaged students and adults. For more information, visit www.cyberlearning.org.

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SOURCE National Education Foundation (NEF)