For immediate release | November 21, 2014

Seventeen AASL members counted among Lilead Fellows

CHICAGO – The Lilead Project recently announced the participating fellows in its 2015-2016 Lilead Fellows Program. Seventeen members of the American Association of School Librarian (AASL) were included in the list of 25 participants.

The Lilead Fellows Program is an advanced and intensive professional development program designed to empower, enable and equip school district library supervisors to think differently about their library programs and to be effective and inspirational leaders for change in their districts. The 18-month long program will focus on developing leadership skills in integrating information literacy instruction, technology use and advocacy for library programs.

The AASL member fellows are:

  • David Blattner, Iredell-Statesville Schools, North Carolina;
  • Shari Blohm, Prince George’s County Public Schools, Maryland;
  • Jennifer Boudrye, DC Public Schools, District of Columbia;
  • Priscille Dando, Fairfax County Public Schools, Virginia;
  • Cathi Fuhrman, Hempfield School District, Pennsylvania;
  • Susan Grigsby, Forsyth County Schools, Georgia;
  • Stephanie Ham, Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, Tennessee;
  • Robert Jones, Clark County School District, Nevada;
  • Mary Keeling, Newport News Public Schools, Virginia;
  • Kathryn Lewis, Norman Public Schools, Oklahoma;
  • Ann Morgester, Anchorage School District, Alaska;
  • Suzanna Panter, Henrico County Public Schools, Virginia;
  • Maria Petropulos, Selma Unified School District, California;
  • Jane Prestebak, Robbinsdale Area Schools, Minnesota;
  • Amy Soma, Fargo Public Schools, North Dakota;
  • Robin Stout, Lewisville Independent School District, Texas
  • Dedra Van Gelder, Charles County Public Schools, Maryland.

The American Association of School Librarians,, a division of the American Library Association (ALA), empowers leaders to transform teaching and learning.


Jennifer Habley

Manager, Web Communications

American Association of School Librarians (AASL)