American Association of School Administrators (Alexandria, VA)


  • Name:Sharon Adams Taylor

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:American Association of School Administrators
  • Address:1615 Duke St
    Alexandria, VA 22314
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:703-528-0700

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  • Mission:
  • AASA advocates for the highest quality public education for all students, and develops and supports school system leaders.

  • Overview:
  • AASA, through its Children’s Programs, has championed efforts to improve the lives of children in public schools by working directly with local school district leaders, state affiliate directors and other strategic partners across sectors. AASA was funded for ten years under cooperative agreements from the Centers for Disease Control/Division of Adolescent and School Health to implement superintendent-supported asthma programs at the state level. AASA continues to supports the involvement of school system leaders to address asthma and has produced several nationally recognized asthma-related publications and resources.

    AASA worked in the area of after-school programs through funding provided by the C.S. Mott Foundation. AASA identified school districts with after-school programs — both successful and troubled — seeking to understand what bureaucratic barriers these districts faced and the behaviors of school administrators and program leaders that helped to avoid and overcome barriers.

    AASA’s Childhood Obesity initiative focused on local school districts taking an active role in improving the health of their schools and communities through partnerships and collaboration with funding provided by Leadership for Healthy Communities, a project of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. AASA collaborated with the National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE) and the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) to determine how to address childhood obesity within African-American and Latino communities. As a result, there was an increased capacity of NABSE and ALAS to provide African-American and Latino school system leaders with resources, research, policies, strategies and technical assistance to lead obesity prevention efforts. Through this activity, each association adopted a position statement that made childhood obesity a priority for their membership by highlighting the issues in publications and at conferences. Technical assistance was provided to over 20 school system/community collaborations to improve school and community efforts on childhood obesity prevention.

    AASA received a grant from the Walmart Foundation to significantly increase the participation of needy children in the national school breakfast program using alternative breakfast strategies, as well as to increase interest, commitment and involvement of school system leaders in the program. The grant allows AASA to work with four urban school districts to enhance school breakfast programming.

    AASA is proud to be a partner in the Ready by 21® National Partnership, which is led by the Forum for Youth Investment. Ready by 21 is committed to building community partnerships supporting children from birth to adulthood, in-school and out-of-school, so youth are prepared for college, work, and life by the age of 21. Ready by 21 engages schools, businesses, youth-serving agencies and government agencies to work together toward a common goal of improving youth outcomes for education, social development, health, and safety.

    AASA received funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Division of Adolescent and School Health (CDC/DASH) for Strengthening School Administrator Support for Coordinated School Health. This project uses a “train the trainer” model to increase the number of school administrators who promote a coordinated approach to school health at the national, state and local levels.

    AASA was also awarded a Cycle II grant from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to enroll eligible children in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The goals of this project are: to increase school district capacity to systemically incorporate child health outreach and insurance enrollment into routine school district operations; and to identify uninsured children in the district and link eligible students with CHIP and Medicaid during the 2012-13 school year and beyond.

  • History:
  • With a membership of 13,000, AASA is the oldest and largest organization of local school system leaders in the nation. We also have 49 state affiliates and a seven-region structure. As their professional organization, AASA has special access to and credibility with the gatekeepers of the nation’s school systems.

    AASA has been involved in child health issues for more than 30 years, training more than 20,000 educators. AASA has addressed indoor air quality (IAQ) issues for 20 years – 12 in cooperation with the EPA. AASA was a key partner with EPA in planning the inaugural IAQ Tools for Schools Symposium which was held in Baltimore. We have developed and disseminated major publications on indoor air quality in schools and related asthma triggers and disseminated them to every superintendent and school board president in the country. AASA has also distributed thousands of TfS kits and continues to track program implementation. Web 2.0 technology has afforded us the ability to be even more effective by reaching and access more school system leaders.

    AASA has worked with many partners over the past several decades to address health children and healthy schools. In addition to EPA, we have worked with CDC/DASH, the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, and major foundations including the Kaiser Family Foundation, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Pew Charitable Trusts. This work has included training, publications, demonstration projects and longitudinal studies of child

  • Year established:1865
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:22
  • Advisory board size:
  • Staff size:35


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:54-1999773

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:541999773
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:1615 DUKE ST
  • Organization City:ALEXANDRIA
  • Organization State:VA
  • Organization Zip:22314-3406
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):2, 1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Educational Organization, Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:May, 2002
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:June, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:June
  • NTEE Code:B026
  • Asset Amount:$16,461,750
  • Asset Code:8 ($10,000,000 - $49,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$10,949,402
  • Income Code:8 ($10,000,000 - $49,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$10,882,486
  • Last Updated:2/19/2018 9:20:33 pm

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