ACSA 2018 Administrators of the Year announced

March 26, 2018 Staff Writer

ACSA’s Awards Committee has completed the challenging task of selecting the statewide Administrator of the Year award recipients. After reviewing the numerous, high-quality nominations that came forward, the committee selected the best of the best to recognize. Five special award winners and winners from 21 job-alike categories will be honored at the 2018 Leadership Summit, Nov. 8-10 in San Diego

Information about the ACSA Awards program can be found on the website at www.acsa.org/awards.

Special awards

Ferd. Kiesel Memorial Distinguished Service Award: Elliott Duchon, superintendent, Jurupa Unified School District, Region 19.

Marcus Foster Memorial Award for Administrator Excellence: Stacy Love Bryant, deputy superintendent, Palmdale School District, Region 15.

Robert E. Kelly Award: Laurel Olsen, Region 8.

Partners in Educational Excellence Award: Footsteps2Brilliance Literacy Partnership, Region 12.

Valuing Diversity Award: Manuel Colón, chief academic officer, Educational Services, Anaheim Union High School District, Region 17

California Administrators of the Year

Superintendent of the Year: Mary McNeil, superintendent, Needles Unified School District, Region 12.

Secondary Principal of the Year: Mark Anderson, secondary principal, Marshal Fundamental, Pasadena Unified School District, Region 15.

Middle Grades Principal of the Year: Manuel Nunez, principal, Seaside Middle School, Monterey Peninsula Unified School District, Region 10.

Elementary Principal of the Year: Beverly Hayes, principal, Olivewood Elementary, National School District, Region 18.

Central Office Administrator of the Year: Jennifer Williams, executive director Administrative Services, Fullerton Joint Union High School District, Region 17.

Secondary Co-Administrator of the Year: Katie Salo, assistant principal, Mt. Carmel High School, Poway Unified School District, Region 18.

Elementary Co-Administrator of the Year: Shane Hulin, assistant principal, Sinclear Elementary School, Ceres Unified School District, Region 7.

Classified Leader of the Year: Tamara Neely, director, Classified Professional Learning, Fresno Unified School District, Region 9.

Confidential Employee of the Year: Marlene Moreno, administrative assistant to the County Superintendent, Tulare County Office of Education, Region 11.

Personnel/Human Resources Administrator of the Year: Steven Hovey, chief personnel officer/associate superintendent, Riverside County Office of Education, Region 19.

Adult Education Administrator of the Year: Rocky Bettar, director of Adult Education/Career Preparation, Rowland Unified School District, Region 15.

Career Technical Education Administrator of the Year: Rhonda Buss, director of Secondary Schools, ABC Unified School District, Region 14.

Special Education Administrator of the Year: Charity Plaxton-Hennings, director of Mental Health and Psychological Services, Secondary Special Education, Riverside Unified School District, Region 19.

Superintendent/Principal of the Year: Natalie Miller, superintendent/principal, Latrobe Union Elementary School District, Region 2.

Business Services Administrator of the Year: Sheldon Smith, assistant superintendent, San Luis Obispo County Office of Education, Region 13.

Student Services Administrator of the Year: Cynthia Guerrero, director, Child, Welfare and Attendance, Huntington Beach City School District, Region 17.

Curriculum and Instruction Administrator of the Year: David Bowling, assistant superintendent, Curriculum and Instruction, Wasco Union Elementary School District, Region 11.

Continuation/Educational Options Administrator of the Year: Amos Nugent III, principal, Community Collaborative Charter School (CCCS) North Sacramento, Gateway Community Charters, Region 3.

Professor of Education of the Year: Keith Larick, doctoral program chair, Brandman University, Region 3.

Retired Administrator of the Year: Steve Bailey, Region 13.

Technology Administrator of the Year: Phil Benfield, director, Information Systems Center, Santa Clara County Office of Education, Region 8.

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