CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Monongalia County Superintendent Frank Devono, West Virginia’s 2011 Superintendent of the Year, will be recognized Thursday for his achievements during a dinner in his honor hosted by West Virginia University President James Clements.
Devono was nominated for the award by his fellow county superintendents and then chosen by a panel of colleagues. One superintendent is chosen from all 50 states and the District of Columbia every year for the prestigious award given annually by the American Association of School Administrators. Devono and the other state winners will be honored at the national conference later this month. The national winner will be named at the conference from four finalists from South Carolina, Washington, California and Kansas.
“Frank Devono is an outstanding representative of West Virginia's superintendents,” said state Superintendent of Schools Ted Mattern. “As a teacher, principal and district administrator for nearly four decades, he has demonstrated a steadfast dedication to improving the educational opportunities available to students in the classrooms, schools and county school districts in which he has served. His leadership abilities, administrative expertise and broad-based professional knowledge have earned the respect of his subordinates, peers and members of the educational community statewide.”
The annual Superintendent of the Year program is open to all U.S., Canadian, and International school superintendents. The applicants must demonstrate:
- Leadership for learning – creativity in successfully meeting the needs of students in the school system.
- Communication – 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 an understanding of regional, national and international issues.
For more information, contact the West Virginia Association of School Administrators at 304-765-2126, or the Office of Communications at 304-558-2699.
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