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Superintendent of the Year Spotlight
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Superintendent of the Year Spotlight

2021 Superintendent of the Year

Gustavo Balderas, 2020 Superintendent of the Year with
Paul Osland, President First Student

First Student sponsors AASA’s Superintendent of the Year program because we respect superintendents, and the job they do, and want to honor them in a special way.

The Superintendent Spotlight is meant to honor each of the State level winners and highlight their accomplishments and why they were recognized as the Superintendent of the Year in 2021 for their respective states.

Being a superintendent is a tough job every year, but especially in 2020 as districts had to deal with all the unknowns brought about by the coronavirus pandemic, while continuing to educate the children in their districts.

We’re proud to partner with superintendents in the 1,100+ districts we serve across North America, thrilled to sponsor this prestigious award and say thank you for all you do.

About the Award:

The Superintendent of the Year program, sponsored by First Student and AASA, The School Superintendents Association, pays tribute to the talent and vision of the men and women who lead the nation’s public schools.

The 2021 Super Intendent of the Year will; be awarded at the National Conference on Education on February 18th, 2021

The National winner of the award is chosen from the four finalists who are selected from state level winners.

State level winners are selected on the following criteria:

  • Leadership for Learning
  • Communication
  • Professionalism
  • Community Involvement