Dr. Asplen, Superintendent of Sarasota County Schools, then EVICTIONS – on Peace & Justice, Weds. Sept. 15 at 9am.
Written by Tom Walker on September 13, 2021
Dr. Brennan Asplen was born in Baltimore, Maryland, but spent his early years in Fort Myers, Florida. Drawn to uplifting others through educational advancement from an early age, he earned his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Central Florida in Mathematics Education, his Master’s Degree from Nova Southeastern University in Educational Leadership, and his Doctor of Education from the University of Central Florida in Educational Leadership. Dr. Asplen holds Florida certifications for Educational Leadership (All Levels), School Principal (All Levels), Mathematics (grades 6-12), and he has endorsements for Gifted and the Middle Grades.
He began his career in education over 30 years ago as a mathematics teacher. He has since served as a Coach, Adjunct Professor, Dean, Assistant Principal, Principal, Associate Superintendent for Human Resources, and Deputy Superintendent for Academic and Student Services before starting his current role as Superintendent of Schools for Sarasota County.
Known for his thoughtful, compassionate, and results-driven leadership style, Dr. Asplen is committed to fostering community & progress, reducing the achievement gap, and working collaboratively with the School Board, the school communities, and the families of Sarasota County to provide the best example and highest-quality education for our students.
At 9:30 you’ll hear the second episode of JUSTICE MATTERS, presented by Legal Aid of Manasota. It’s a regular feature on the third Wednesday of each month. Legal Aid of Manasota has been a voice, an advocate, and a champion for the most vulnerable in our community in Sarasota and Manatee counties for over 30 years. More than 90,000 residents of Sarasota-Manatee live in poverty, and Legal Aid of Manasota provides FREE civil legal services to these residents by partnering with local lawyers. Their mission is to give everyone, regardless of their ability to pay, a fair shake at justice.
The hosts are Linda Harradine, CEO of Legal Aid of Manasota since 2001, and Larry Eger, Public Defender of the 12th Judicial Circuit. The topics this month are EVICTIONS and LANDLORD/TENANT RELATIONS. You can text questions now or during the show to 941-954-8636. Include your first name and the words “Justice Matters.” Their special guest will be Amanda Kison, Esq. of Bentley Law. She does real estate litigation, including landlord and tenant disputes.