Title: School System Administrator
Company: Pennsylvania State University
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Aaron C. Bass Jr., School System Administrator at Pennsylvania State University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in educational administration.
An accomplished figure in the realm of academia, Mr. Bass has accrued more than 40 years of professional excellence in his areas of expertise. Formerly an adjunct professor at Pennsylvania State University from 2012 to 2014, he began his career as a specialist in the Urban Career Education Center in 1974, followed by his role as a research assistant in the School District of Philadelphia from 1974 to 1994. He subsequently served as a research associate and analyst of pupil data in the School District of Pennsylvania from 1994 to 2005, followed by his position as a research and assessment specialist at the William Penn School District from 2005 to 2006.
Alongside his professional endeavors, Mr. Bass has served his community in a variety of roles, most recently acting as an elder and member of Mount Airy Church of God in Christ from 2001 to 2004. In addition, he was an elder for Eagle’s Nest Christian Fellowship from 1999 to 2001 and a teacher in the Germantown Community Photography Workshop from 1972 to 1974. Furthermore, he has previously been involved with the Interfaith Center of Greater Philadelphia, as an elder with the First Presbyterian Church in Germantown, as a board member of the Urban Resources Development Corporation, and as a member of the Church of Faith Hope and Love Noon Day Prayer.
To prepare for his career, Mr. Bass sought a formal education, first interning with Oxford Presbyterian Church and completing coursework with the Gettysburg Seminary. He subsequently received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Lincoln University in 1972, followed by a Master of Arts in social psychology from Temple University in 1974. After obtaining hands-on experience in the field, Mr. Bass returned to academia, earning an Associate of Arts in data processing from the Community College of Philadelphia in 1982 and a Master of Divinity from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia in 1998. He is currently pursuing a doctorate at the United Lutheran Seminary.
A leading voice in his industry, Mr. Bass maintains affiliation with several industry-related organizations, including the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, the W. Russell Johnson Music Guild, the American Educational Research Association, the Evangelical Training Association, Phi Delta Kappa, Omega Psi Phi, and the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. He has also contributed to numerous studies and evaluations throughout his career.
In recognition of his exceptional accomplishments, Mr. Bass has been honored with several accolades, including the Award for Most Unique Reporting Technique for Career Education Accumulative Report from the National Education Resource Information Center in 1980. In addition, he was presented with the Outstanding Young Men in America Award in 1979 and he was named a Temple University Scholar in 1972. In 2017, he was named a Lifetime Achiever by Marquis Who’s Who.
Delving into his profession due to his intense desire to help people and assess their needs, Mr. Bass considers a highlight of his career to have been when he brought together a group of people spanning across different departments in order to meet a common goal. Married to Jade King since 1999, Mr. Bass is the proud father of five children. In his spare time, he enjoys running, biking, swimming, exercising, reading, traveling, music, and photography.
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