2020 MN Superintendent of the Year Nominations are now Closed
The Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA) is inviting nominations for the 2020 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 2020 AASA National Superintendent of the Year will be announced at the AASA National Conference on Education, February 13–15, 2020, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA.
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 for the National Superintendent of the Year Award must first be named by their state association as the State Superintendent of the Year.
Each State Superintendent of the Year is judged 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, 2019.
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 further information contact:
Jeanna Vohnoutka, Associate
MASA – Minnesota Association of School Administrators
Jennifer Rooney, Assistant Director, Meetings & Awards
AASA – The School Superintendents Association
1615 Duke Street Alexandria, VA 22314
Recipients of the Minnesota Superintendent of the Year Award:
David Law, Anoka-Hennepin School District
Jay Haugen, Farmington Area Public Schools
Deb Henton, North Branch Area Schools
Curt Tryggestad, Eden Prairie Schools
Daniel Bittman, Sauk Rapids-Rice School District
Sandra Lewandowski, Intermediate District 287
Kate Maguire, Osseo Area Schools
Jeff Olson, Saint Peter Public Schools
Chris Richardson, Northfield Public Schools
Scott Staska, Rocori Public Schools
Patty Phillips, No. St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School District
Dennis Peterson, Minnetonka Public Schools
Mark Robertson, Fridley Public Schools
Don Helmstetter, Spring Lake Park Schools
Gary Prest, Bloomington Public Schools
Ben Kanninen, Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District
Kay Worner, Sartell-St. Stephen Schools
Ken Dragseth, Edina Public Schools
Carol Johnson, Minneapolis Public Schools
Theodore Blaesing, White Bear Lake Schools
Laverne (Bob) Lageson, Big Lake Public Schools
Michael L. Kremer, Hopkins Public Schools
Gregory A. Vandal, Sauk Rapids-Rice Public Schools
Chris L. Huber, Spring Lake Park Schools
James R. Rickabaugh, Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District
Donald Groth, Kasson-Mantorville Public Schools
Lowell D. Larson, Richfield Public Schools
Marl Ramsey, Osseo Area Schools
John R. McClellan, Centennial School District
James R. Walker, North Branch Area Schools
Donald R. Draayer, Minnetonka Public Schools
Gerald L. McCoy, Eden Prairie Public Schools
Glenn G. Matejka, Hutchinson Public Schools