Thursday, February 26, 2009

Georgia Administrator Named 2009 Superintendent of the Year

Dr. Beverly L. Hall Named as 2009 National Superintendent of the Year

The American Association of School Administrators (AASA) named Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Beverly L. Hall as the 2009 National Superintendent of the Year at their recent conference held in San Francisco. This is a top professional honor for a K-12 school administrator. In addition to this national recognition, a $10,000 scholarship will be presented to a high school student in Dr. Hall's name.

Dr. Hall was one of four finalists selected by the ASSA judges from the 49 state-level and overseas candidates. The other finalists selected were Dr. Suzanne Freeman of Trussville, Alabama City Schools: Dr. Eugene G. White of Indianapolis Public Schools; and Dr. Stu Silberman of Fayette county, Kentucky Public Schools. Dr. Hall, along with these three administrators have been invited to participate in the October 2010 AASA State Superintendents of the Year Forum to discuss pertinent education issues.

Selection Criteria

AASA selected Dr. Hall as National Superintendent of the Year based on four 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

More detailed information about this exciting announcement can be found in the Atlanta Public Schools press release and in the AASA press release.

Thank you to Joe Manguno, APS Media Relations Specialist, for providing information and photographs for this blog post.

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