ALA/AASL Election – Region 8 Director

AASL_GOTV_KQ-MeetTheCandidatesThe 2015 ALA/AASL Election is quickly approaching. As many were not able to attend the AASL Candidates Forum at Midwinter, we wanted to use this public forum as an opportunity to introduce the candidates running for AASL offices. Each candidate was given the opportunity to respond to this question: If elected, what will you do to advance AASL’s new mission to empower leaders to transform teaching and learning? Read their responses and vote beginning March 24.

Dona Helmer, Candidate for Region 8 Director
Craig Seasholes, Candidate for Region 8 Director

Today we hear from:

Craig Seasholes, Candidate for Region 8 Director
If elected and successful in my intent to serve Region 8, we will have more fun. You know, outrageous events and unforgettable opportunities to connect across distance and differences that used to seem insurmountable. After a successful rotation as Region 8 directorship I look forward to enthusiastically inviting a successor to consider the position as the greatest PLN opportunity of their career.

This can only happen if we successfully advocate for better funding and integration of school library and information technology programs, we add more teacher-librarian positions to our ranks of active membership in AASL, and learn to connect in ways that are insightful, interactive and indispensable.

When the AASL’s new mission to empower leaders to transform teaching and learning really takes off, school librarians will be recognized indispensable leaders of professional learning in every school. We will be seen effective guarantors of every student’s right to pursue a learning journey that meets their particular skills and setting, helping them realize both their aspirations and civic responsibility to help change their communities

Looking ahead, I hope to see our association engaging ever-more colorful librarians with capes fluttering in flight surveying a wide and thriving educational landscape. Listening closely, I hope I might even occasionally hear an appreciative student, teacher or parent calling out, “Now that’s what I call a superhero!

Author: Frances Reeve



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