2017 MASA Awards

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Superintendent of the Year – sponsored by ATS&R Planners/Architects/Engineers
Curt Tryggestad, Superintendent, Eden Prairie Schools

2017 MASA Distinguished Service Award
Ken Dragseth, President, School Exec Connect and Retired Superintendent, Edina Schools

Charlie Kyte, Senior Consultant and Business Development Expert, Charles Kyte Consulting; Former MASA Executive Director; and Retired Superintendent, Northfield Schools

2017 MASA Kay E Jacobs Memorial
Julie Critz, Superintendent, Alexandria School District

2017 MASA Outstanding Central Office Leader Award
Joshua Swanson, Assistant Superintendent, Eden Prairie Schools

Pam Miller, Director of Teaching & Learning, Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose Schools

2017 Regional Administrators of Excellence Recipients
Region 1: Beth Giese, Superintendent, Cannon Falls Area Schools

Region 2: Jeff Bertrang, Superintendent, New Ulm Public Schools

Region 3: Chris Sonju, Superintendent, Glencoe-Silver Lake Public Schools

Region 4: Lynne Kovash, Superintendent, Moorhead Area Public Schools

Region 5: George Weber, Superintendent, Pierz School District

Region 6: Ray Queener, Superintendent, Cambridge-Isanti Public Schools

Region 7: Gregg Allen, Superintendent, Mesabi East School District

Region 8: Tim Lutz, Superintendent, Kelliher Public School

Region 9: Lisa Snyder, Superintendent, Lakeville Area Public Schools

All of these individuals represent the leadership excellence found in MASA members: the willingness to risk, strong communication skills, a progressive change agent with high expectations for self and others, and their strong advocacy for Minnesota’s children.

Our recipients will be honored during the 2017 MASA/MASE Spring Conference. You can learn more about the awards and the accomplishments of the recipients by reading the press releases available in the “newsroom” on the MASA website.

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