Born and raised in Idaho, Rob Sauer is a product of the Idaho public education system and has spent his adult life as an Idaho educator. Rob is celebrating 26 years as an educator. He has worked in three school districts and the Idaho State Department of Education where he served as a teacher, coach, principal, deputy superintendent and superintendent. Rob served four years as a Gooding County Commissioner. This proved to be a great training ground for his time as a building principal and district superintendent.
Past AASA Idaho Superintendent of the Year Winners:
2020 Idaho Superintendent of the Year: Kevin Lancaster
2019 Idaho Superintendent of the Year: Mary Ann Ranells
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