Dr. Kent DeKoninck is in his eighth year as superintendent for the Greenwood Community School Corporation and his 33rd year in public education. Greenwood Community Schools serve nearly 4,000 students in Johnson County. Prior to becoming Greenwood Community School superintendent, Dr. DeKoninck was an associate superintendent in the Avon Community School Corporation.
Kent also served as a middle school principal in Carmel-Clay Schools and Perry Township and started his administrative career in Westfield-Washington Schools as a guidance director and assistant high school principal. Dr. DeKoninck received the 2017 Citizen of the Year award from the Greenwood VFW and the City of Greenwood. He also serves as the superintendent-in-residence for the school leadership program at the University of Indianapolis.
Past AASA Indiana Superintendent of the Year Winners:
2020 Indiana Superintendent of the Year: Philip Downs
2019 Indiana Superintendent of the Year: Jeff Butts
About the Superintendent of the Year:
As a sponsor of the superintendent of the Year program, First Student wants to recognize these leaders in a special way this year, because of the Covid-19 pandemic and the disruption that has affected all education systems but also the innovative approaches that the superintendents and school districts addressed through radio, television, zoom and take-home packages. These superintendents are the very best in public education and are needed more than ever during this crisis.
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.
State level winners are selected on the following criteria:
- Leadership for Learning
- Community Involvement