The Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA) is inviting nominations for the 2019 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 2019 AASA National Superintendent of the Year will be announced at the AASA National Conference on Education, Feb. 14-16, 2019, Los Angeles, Calif..
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, 2018.
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:
2018 Deb Henton, Superintendent, North Branch Area Schools 2017 Curt Tryggestad, Superintendent of Eden Prairie Schools 2016 Daniel Bittman, Sauk Rapids-Rice School District 2015 Sandra Lewandowski, Intermediate District 287 2014 Kate Maguire, Osseo Area Schools 2013 Jeff Olson, Saint Peter Public Schools 2012 Chris Richardson, Northfield Public Schools 2011 Scott Staska, Rocori Public Schools 2010 Patty Phillips, No. St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School District 2009 Dennis Peterson, Minnetonka Public Schools 2008 Mark Robertson, Fridley Public Schools 2007 Don Helmstetter, Spring Lake Park Schools 2006 Gary Prest, Bloomington Public Schools 2005 Ben Kanninen, Burnsville-Eagan-Savage Independent School District 2004 Kay Worner, Sartell-St. Stephen Schools 2003 Ken Dragseth, Edina Public Schools 2002 Carol Johnson, Minneapolis Public Schools 2001 Theodore Blaesing, White Bear Lake Schools 2000 Laverne (Bob) Lageson, Big Lake Public Schools 1999 Michael L. Kremer, Hopkins Public Schools 1998 Gregory A. Vandal, Sauk Rapids-Rice Public Schools 1997 Chris L. Huber, Spring Lake Park Schools 1996 James R. Rickabaugh, Burnsville-Eagan-Savage Independent School District 1995 Donald F. Groth, Kasson-Mantorville Public Schools 1994 Lowell D. Larson, Richfield Public Schools 1993 Marl Ramsey, Osseo Area Schools 1992 John R. McClellan, Centennial School District 1991 James R. Walker, North Branch Area Schools 1990 Donald R. Draayer, Minnetonka Public Schools 1989 Gerald L. McCoy, Eden Prairie Public Schools 1988 Glenn G. Matejka, Hutchinson Public Schools