Wayne Workman, Lyon County School District Superintendent, was born in Seattle, Washington and grew up in the small town of Stockton, Utah where he graduated from Tooele High School. He earned his bachelor’s degree in education and athletic training from Utah State University and his Master’s degree in administration from the University of Phoenix, after serving a two-year LDS mission in Denmark.
His 22-year career in education includes: health and sports medicine teacher, assistant principal, principal, Human Resources Director, Deputy Superintendent and is now in his sixth year as Superintendent for the Lyon County School District.
Past AASA Nevada Superintendent of the Year Winners:
2020 Nevada Superintendent of the Year: Teri White
2019 Nevada Superintendent of the Year: Dale Norton
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