Frater Receives National Humanitarian Award

Frater Receives National Humanitarian Award

ARLINGTON, VA - Frater Arthur Stellar (Ohio University) of the Alpha-Beta Chapter received the 2007 Dr. Effie H. Jones Humanitarian Award at the American Association of School Administrators' 2007 National Conference on Education in New Orleans. The award recognizes AASA members who exemplify the professional qualities modeled by the late Effie Hall Jones, a champion of women and minorities in educational leadership.

The honorees are recognized for their efforts related to the advocacy, support, mentoring, encouragement and successful advancement of women and minorities in education. Winners are chosen by members of the AASA Committee on Student Equity and Excellence.

Frater Stellar's career is ripe with examples of improving racial diversity. Throughout his career, Stellar has courageously taken on efforts to motivate an incredibly diverse group of people to achieve at the highest level. A superintendent since 1985, he has mentored over 40 education professionals to rank of superintendent, 15 of them female and 10 minorities.

Frater Arthur is the superintendent of the Taunton, Mass. Public Schools. He previously was the superintendent in Boston, Oklahoma City, Cobb County, Ga., Mercer County, W. Va., and Kingston, NY. He is past president of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development and the Horace Mann League.

"I served under Dr. Stellar as an administrator in human resources in Oklahoma City schools with specific responsibilities to recruit high performing minority and women administrators...He has been and continues to be a relentless advocate for women and minorities in education and his many successes confirm his courageous leadership," stated Dr. Ramona Paul, Assistant Superintendent Oklahoma State Department of Education.

The Offices of the Grand Chapter extend a heartfelt congratulations to Dr. Arthur Stellar and all educators who are making a difference in the lives of young people.

Adapted from AASA Press Release. If you would like to see your chapter news here, contact Communications Coordinator Tom McAninch.

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