Kingsport City Schools Superintendent Re-elected to National Education Committee


KINGSPORT ‚¬ Dr. Lyle C. Ailshie, superintendent of Kingsport City Schools, was re-elected to a three-year term on the executive committee of AASA, The School Superintendents Association. AASA is the leading national organization for superintendents dedicated to improving the quality of public schools and supporting superintendents and emerging educational leaders throughout the country.

The 21-member committee, elected by AASAs governing board, represents each region of the country. The committee meets quarterly and conducts the ongoing business of the organization. Ailshie joined the committee last year when he was elected to fill a vacancy.

I am honored by the opportunity to represent Tennessee and work with a national organization that is dedicated to serving school system leaders throughout the country as we work to advance the quality of education for our students, said Ailshie. AASA champions efforts to improve the lives of children in public schools. I look forward to advancing the organizations mission by advocating for every child in America.

Ailshie was a past president of the Tennessee Organization of School Superintendents and was named the Tennessee Superintendent of the Year in 2005. He has been an AASA member since 2000.

Ailshie has held school or district leadership positions for more than 25 years. He was named superintendent of Kingsport City Schools in 2012. Before joining Kingsport City Schools, he was the superintendent of Greeneville City Schools in Greeneville, Tenn., a position he held for 12 years. He is the first, and only, honorary lifetime member of the Tennessee Educational Technology Association.

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. AASAs 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 Follow AASA on Twitter at or on Facebook at Information on AASA Childrens Programs on Twitter @AASATotalChild.

Kingsport‚ City Schools is a public school system located in Kingsport, Tenn., serving students in Sullivan and Hawkins county. The district is comprised of 13 schools, including a Pre-K, eight elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school and an alternative school; with total enrollment reaching 6,500 students. The vision of Kingsport City Schools is to be, Student Focused ‚¬¦ World Class.

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