Leslie Bieber is in her ninth year as the Superintendent of Alexander Public School District in Alexander, ND. She worked for one year as an Elementary Principal in Grenora, ND and a Spanish teacher for 13 years. As a Spanish instructor, Leslie was fortunate to teach Spanish to 26 rural towns in ND and MT and four state colleges in ND via interactive television network.
Under Leslie’s leadership as a Superintendent, Alexander Public School has experienced a 150% increase in student enrollment and 100% increase in personnel. The school buildings and grounds have doubled in size with new construction and renovations to every aspect of the campus. Extracurricular activities, Career and Tech Education and STEM education have been introduced or returned to the district and continue to expand. Academically, APS has maintained a 96% graduation rate with 70% of the graduate’s career, military and college ready.
Past AASA North Dakota Superintendent of the Year Winners:
2021 North Dakota Superintendent of the Year: Justin Fryer
2020 North Dakota Superintendent of the Year: Mike Bitz
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