Meet the Superintendents to Watch for 2017-18

NSPRA is pleased to announce the 2017-18 Superintendents to Watch. This group of 20 district leaders was selected for their use of communication technology in innovative and effective ways. They engage and inform their school communities with new communication technology tools combined with tried-and-true techniques.  

These superintendents have fewer than five years of experience as a superintendent and possess dynamic, fast-paced leadership with strong communication at its core. Thank you to everyone who took the time to send in a nomination. 

A special thank you to West (SchoolMessenger solutions) for its generous sponsorship of this program. 

We will highlight each Superintendent to Watch in either NSPRA This Week or e-Network in the upcoming months. They will also receive a recognition certificate as well as a special discount to the 2018 Seminar in Anaheim, Calif.

Again, congratulations to this outstanding group of district leaders:

  • Mark Bedell, Kansas City Public Schools (Kansas City, Mo.)
  • Carol Birnbohm, Lenape Regional High School District (Shamong, N.J.)
  • Michael Daria, Tuscaloosa City Schools (Tuscaloosa, Ala.)
  • Addison Davis, Clay County District Schools (Green Cove Springs, Fla.)
  • Nicholas Diaz, Frelinghuysen Township School District (Newton, N.J.)
  • Kathleen Graupman, Greece Central School District (Rochester, N.Y.)
  • Dr. Carol Hansen, Ocean View School District (Huntington Beach, Calif.)
  • Dr. Laurie Heinz, Park Ridge-Niles School District 64 (Park Ridge, Ill.)
  • Dr. Kathy Hinz, Crystal Lake Elementary District 47 (Crystal Lake, Ill.)
  • Dr. Walter Jackson, Brenham ISD (Brenham, Texas)
  • Mark Johnston, Shenandoah County Public Schools (Woodstock, Va.)
  • Donna Lewis, Creighton Elementary School District (Phoenix, Ariz.)
  • Jason Manuel, Germantown Municipal School District (Germantown, Tenn.)
  • Mark Miear, Montgomery County Public Schools (Christiansburg, Va.)
  • Dr. Roosevelt Nivens, Community Independent School District (Nevada, Texas)
  • Raymond Sanchez, Ossining Union Free School District (Ossining, N.Y.)
  • Amy Slavensky, Amador County Public Schools (Jackson, Calif.)
  • Jennifer Spring, Cohoes City School District (Cohoes, N.Y.)
  • Jeanice Swift, Ann Arbor Public Schools (Ann Arbor, Mich.)
  • Dr. Daniel Woestman, Belvidere School District (Belvidere, Ill.)

For more about this program, click here