Dr. Daniel A. Domenech, AASA
Daniel A. Domenech has served as executive director of AASA, The School Superintendents Association, since July 2008. He has more than 36 years of experience in public education, including 27 as a school superintendent. Prior to joining AASA, Domenech served as senior vice president for National Urban Markets with McGraw-Hill Education where he was responsible for building strong relationships with large school districts nationwide. He previously served as superintendent of the Fairfax County, Virginia, Public Schools, the 12th largest school system in the nation with 168,000 students. He began his teaching career in New York City where he taught sixth grade in a predominantly black and Hispanic community. He then became program director for the Nassau Board of Cooperative Educational Services, the largest intermediate school district in the state of New York. He then became superintendent for Long Island’s Deer Park Schools, followed by South Huntington School District, a position he held for 13 years. From 1994 to 1997, he was district superintendent of the Second Supervisory District of Suffolk County and chief executive officer of the Western Suffolk Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES0. An AASA member since 1979, Domenech served as president of AASA from July 1998 to June 1999. He’s also a past president of the New York State Council of School Superintendents, the Suffolk County Superintendents Association and the Suffolk County Organization for Promotion of Education. He was the first president and co-founder of the New York State Association for Bilingual Education. Domenech has served on the U.S. Department of Education’s National Assessment Governing Board, the advisory board for the Department of Defense Schools, the board of directors of the Association for the Advancement of International Education, the Board of Overseers for the Baldrige Award and the boards of the Center for Naval Analyses, Institute for Educational Leadership, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, National Student Clearinghouse, Sea Research Foundation and Education Policy Institute. He currently serves on the National Comprehensive Center Advisory Board and the boards of the Learning First Alliance, Horace Mann Educators Corporation, ACT and the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC), and is board chair for Communities in Schools of Virginia. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Hunter College and a Ph.D. from Hofstra University.