Congrats to Chris Gaines for being named the new president of the American Association of School Administrators. Chris is the Superintendent of the St. Louis area’s, Mehlville School District. The Mehlville School District consists of 18 buildings with an annual enrollment of 10,400 students. Gaines joined the District for the 2016-17 school year and was previously the Superintendent of the Wright City, MO School District.
SchoolTube is based in St. Louis, specifically South St. Louis County and just a few miles from the Mehlville School District front door. We have a co-office arrangement with the STL CAPS program, of which Mehlville is a participant. STL CAPS is a project-based learning environment for high school seniors enrolled at 5 St. Louis area public high schools.
According to AASA’s website, “the School Superintendents Association advocates for equitable access for all students to the highest quality public education and develops and supports school system leaders.
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 members range from chief executive officers, superintendents, and senior level school administrators to cabinet members, professors and aspiring school system leaders.
AASA members are the chief education advocates for children. AASA members advance the goals of public education and champion children’s causes in their districts and nationwide. As school system leaders, AASA members set the pace for academic achievement. They help shape policy, oversee its implementation and represent school districts to the public at large.”
Congratulations Chris and good luck on your new roles as Superintendent and President! We love it when St. Louis educators are recognized nationally for their talents and skills!