In the spring of 2001, following my
departure from the school district (June 2000), I was engaged as the Interim Executive Director of the American Association of School Personnel Administrators. This came about because of the release of the contracted Executive Director. Having
served for 9 years on the governing board of this national organization, as well as been elected its president for the year 1993-94, I felt comfortable with this position. All tasks for handling a 3000 member national organization were undertaken. I
worked with a Board of Directors that included a young and up and coming CT colleague (Some 10 years later Dr. David Title was appointed as Fairfield’s Superintendent). Daily communications with association members and other national organizations, publishing
a monthly magazine, organizing several national staff development seminars for the HR Directors and coordinating their national annual meeting, were just some of my day to day activities. With laptop under arm, I would fly back and forth between CT and
Virginia Beach where the office was located. I spent three or four days at the office and then back home for maybe a week or two working electronically. Naturally, another task was running the national search for a replacement Director. Once selected,
I turned the key. Now it was time, after a little over a year, to be home for what some might call retirement and playing in the garden.