The Minnesota Association of School Administrators has named Osseo Superintendent Kate Maguire as its 2014 Minnesota Superintendent of the Year, the school district announced Wednesday.
“I’m honored to represent Minnesota’s outstanding superintendents, many of whom are colleagues and mentors,” a news release quoted Maguire. “This award recognizes the progressive, difficult and exciting work occurring in Osseo Area Schools. The improved results we are getting don’t happen without strong administrative and teacher leadership, dedicated staff, a supportive community and excellent school board leadership.”
A panel of representatives from Minnesota education organizations selected Maguire for the award. Nominees are evaluated on:
- “Leadership for learning—creativity in successfully meeting the needs of students in his or her school system.
- “Communication skills—strength in both personal and organizational communication.
- “Professionalism—constant improvement of administrative knowledge and skills, while providing professional development opportunities and motivation to others on the education team.
- “Community involvement—active participation in local community activities and understanding of regional, national, and international issues.”
“Dr. Maguire is the consummate professional. She is a student-centered educator who truly cares about the development of every learner in the Osseo Area Schools,” the release quoted MASA Executive Director Dr. Gary Amoroso.
Maguire’s selection means she is now a candidate among other state winners for National Superintendent of the Year. The recipient of that honor will be named during the American Association of School Administrators convention in February.