Patricia E. Neudecker
ARLINGTON, Va. - Patricia E. Neudecker, superintendent of Oconomowoc, Wis., Area Schools, and Benny Gooden, superintendent of the Fort Smith Public Schools, Fort Smith, Ark., were installed today as the American Association of School Administrators' president and president-elect, respectively, for 2011-12.
Neudecker succeeds Edgar B. Hatrick III, superintendent of Loudoun County, Va., Public Schools as the association's president.
and Gooden were officially sworn in at an installation ceremony held in conjunction with AASA's summer governance meetings in Washington, D.C.
Neudecker has served as superintendent in Oconomowoc since 2003.
Previously, she was assistant superintendent and director of instruction in Oconomowoc.
She began her administrative career in Eau Claire, Wis., as a curriculum coordinator and building administrator.
She is currently a member of the Wisconsin Association of School District Administrators and an active participant in a regional transformation leadership initiative.
Seeking to link her schools to the community, she has been co-chair of the Oconomowoc Sister City Initiative, has served on numerous boards including the local hospital, YMCA, symphony, United Way and Rotary.
She received her doctorate and master's degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stout.
"Pat has been a diligent and hard-working member of AASA for many years," said AASA Executive Director Daniel A. Domenech.
"This is a great opportunity to serve educational leaders across the country and support the mission of AASA
," said Neudecker