President Woodard’s Opening Remarks Upbeat

Following a presentation of colors and the playing of the National Anthem by the James Singleton Charter School band, which was recently adopted by the AFL CIO, AFSA President Diann Woodard welcomed delegates to the union’s 14th Triennial Convention, “Engaged Leadership for a Bright Future,” and presented a $2,500 check to the Singleton Charter.


After introducing the union’s officers and executive board to rousing cheers from the delegates, President Woodard praised the work of the AFSA staff, which she termed “a great group of people supporting administrators throughout the country.


“Today is all about change,” Woodard said. “We need to do the way we do business. Today is a new beginning. We need to show people that we are exciting and that we do things in our schools,” urging the delegates to like the union on Facebook and spread the word about the virtues of AFSA.


“We need you to go outside your buildings,” she said, “and let people know about the work you do.”

President Woodard