Don L. Wells, Executive Director, KSSA, 620.872.5027
Cheryl L. Semmel, Executive Director, USA|Kansas, 785.232.6566
Topeka, Kansas - The Kansas School Superintendents' Association (KSSA) has announced five finalists in the 2013 Kansas Superintendent of the Year program. The program, affiliated with the AASA National Superintendent of the Year Program, honors the contributions and leadership of public school superintendents.
The five finalists for 2013 Kansas Superintendent of the Year are:
- Destry Brown, Superintendent, Pittsburg USD 250
- Sue Givens, Superintendent, El Dorado USD 490
- Bill Wilson, Superintendent, Scott County 466
- Marlin Berry, Superintendent, Olathe USD 233
- Chuck Schmidt, Superintendent, Independence USD 446
- Leadership for learning – creativity in successfully meeting the needs of students in the 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.
In recognition of this honor, each finalist will receive $500 from Ogden Financial Services (OFG) to be used for a student scholarship in their district. The Kansas Superintendent of the Year will be recognized at the KSSA Awards and Recognition breakfast during the USA|Kansas annual convention in January 2013, and will go on to compete in the National Superintendent of the Year program. In addition, Kansas Truck provides a $1,000 scholarship to a high school senior selected by the Kansas Superintendent of the Year.
For more information about the Superintendent of the Year program or the finalists, please visit http://www.kansassuperintendents.org or contact the KSSA office at 785.232.6566.