The Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA) is inviting nominations for the 2018 Minnesota Superintendent of the Year. The recipient of this prestigious award will be a candidate among other state winners for National Superintendent of the Year. The 2018 AASA National Superintendent of the Year will be announced at the AASA National Conference on Education in Nashville, March 15-17, 2018.
The program pays tribute to the talent and vision of the men and women who lead our state’s public schools. Any superintendent, chancellor or top leader of a school system in Minnesota who plans to continue in the profession may be nominated. This program is designed to recognize the outstanding leadership of active, front-line superintendents.
Each candidate is assessed on the following criteria:
· Leadership for Learning – creativity in successfully meeting the needs of students in his or her school system.
· Communication – strength in both personal and organizational communication.
· Professionalism – constant improvement of administrative knowledge and skills, while providing professional development opportunities and motivation to others on the education team.
· Community Involvement – active participation in local community activities and an understanding of regional, national and international issues.The nomination deadline is Aug. 1, 2017.
Please nominate your superintendent at http://soy.aasa.org
You will then be directed to the National Association page. Click on the NOMINATE button.
For more information contact:
Bernadine Futrell, Director, Awards and Collaborations
AASA – The School Superintendents Association
1615 Duke Street Alexandria, VA 22314
Recipients of the Minnesota Superintendent of the Year Award:
1988 Glenn G. Matejka, Hutchinson Schools 1989 Gerald L. McCoy, Eden Prairie Schools 1990 Donald R. Draayer, Minnetonka Schools 1991 James R. Walker, North Branch Schools 1992 John R. McClellan, Centennial Schools 1993 Marl Ramsey, Osseo Schools 1994 Lowell D. Larson, Richfield Schools 1995 Donald F. Groth, Kasson-Mantorville Schools 1996 James R. Rickabaugh, Burnsville-Eagan-Savage Schools 1997 Chris L. Huber, Spring Lake Park Schools 1998 Gregory A. Vandal, Sauk Rapids-Rice Schools 1999 Michael L. Kremer, Hopkins Schools 2000 Laverne (Bob) Lageson, Big Lake Schools 2001 Theodore Blaesing, White Bear Lake Schools 2002 Carol Johnson, Minneapolis Schools 2003 Ken Dragseth, Edina Schools 2004 Kay Worner, Sartell-St. Stephen Schools 2005 Ben Kanninen, Burnsville-Eagan-Savage Schools 2006 Gary Prest, Bloomington Schools 2007 Don Helmstetter, Spring Lake Park Schools 2008 Mark Robertson, Fridley Schools 2009 Dennis Peterson, Minnetonka Schools 2010 Patty Phillips, No. St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale 2011 Scott Staska, Rocori Schools 2012 Chris Richardson,Northfield Schools 2013 Jeff Olson, Saint Peter Public Schools 2014 Kate Maguire, Osseo Area Schools 2015 Sandra Lewandowski, Intermediate District 287 2016 Daniel Bittman, Sauk Rapids-Rice School District 2017 Curt Tryggestad, Superintendent of Eden Prairie Schools