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January 29, 2014

Educational Studies Prof. Margaret Grogan receives Effie H. Jones Humanitarian Award from School Superintendents Assoc.

Professor Margaret Grogan of Claremont Graduate University (CGU’s) School of Educational Studies has received the Effie H. Jones Humanitarian Award from AASA, the School Superintendents Association.

Margaret Grogan
Prof. Margaret Grogan

The award recognizes educators who demonstrate a professional and personal commitment to diversifying the field of education with high quality leaders and to ensuring the best education for all students. It is named for the late Effie H. Jones educator and AASA associate executive director.

“We are proud to join AASA in recognizing Professor Grogan’s decades long scholarly contributions to our understanding of the advancement and mentorship of women and minorities into positions of educational leadership ” said Scott Thomas dean of CGU’s School of Educational Studies. “Hers is an example of research that matters directly in the spirit of Dr. Effie H. Jones.”

Grogan has been connecting women educational leaders and building networks since becoming a college professor.

Originally from Australia Grogan taught high school there and served as a school administrator in Japan for 17 years. She taught in principal and superintendent preparation programs at the University of Virginia and the University of Missouri-Columbia and is among the founders of two state organizations for the promotion of women in educational leadership – WELV (Women in Educational Leadership in Virginia) and the Missouri Women’s Network.

Grogan is a valued member of Women Leading Education Across Continents the international women’s network of which AASA is a co-founder. As a Barbara Jackson Scholar mentor she coaches and supports young academics of color in their writing and their university advancement. A longtime AASA member and consummate researcher she generously shares her knowledge skills and resources to promote girls/women and minorities in education.

Grogan will receive the award at the award at the AASA’s National Conference on Education in Nashville Tenn. in February.

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’s mission is to support and develop effective school system leaders who are dedicated to the highest quality public education for all children.