Nominations Being Accepted for Outstanding Leaders
The MASA Michigan Superintendent of the Year Award is presented to a superintendent who has shown tremendous effort and dedication to enriching the lives of children and the community as a whole. This individual is recognized for strong leadership, creativity in successfully meeting the needs of students, communication skills, professionalism, community involvement and the success of students that has taken place during tenure in their district.
The deadline to submit an application for the Michigan Superintendent of the Year is September 1, 2017. All nominations must be submitted through the AASA State Superintendents of the Year website at soy.aasa.org.
MASA will convene a meeting of the Superintendent of Year Selection Committee in late September and select the 2018 Superintendent of the Year. The nominator(s) will be notified of the winner in early October, and the Superintendent of the Year must be notified of his or her honor at the next regular meeting of the local school board.
AASA National Superintendent of the Year Selection Timeline
To be eligible for National Superintendent of the Year, an applicant must first be selected as Michigan’s State Superintendent of the Year by MASA. State Superintendents of the Year are required to submit an application through the AASA website at soy.aasa.org before November 1, 2017.
November 1: Deadline for all State Associations to select a State Winner and for all State Superintendents of the Year to complete the National Superintendent of the Year application online at soy.aasa.org.
December 15: National Finalists Notified
January 11: Four Finalists participate in a national briefing and interviews at the National Press Club
February 15: National Superintendent of the Year is announced; All State Superintendents of the Year are honored on stage at the AASA National Conference on Education
November 13 – 16, 2018: Superintendent of the Year Gala and Forum is held in honor of the 2018 Superintendent of the Year
2017 Michigan Superintendent of the Year:
Dr. Rob Glass
Bloomfield Hills Schools
MASA has presented the award for 2017 Michigan Superintendent of the Year to Bloomfield Hills Schools Superintendent Dr. Robert J. Glass.
“Dr. Glass has shown true leadership for Bloomfield Hills Schools, and I am proud to present him with the Superintendent of the Year Award for 2017,” said Chris Wigent, executive director of the Michigan Association of School Administrators. “Rob has focused on bringing the community together and providing strong academic programs for the students of his district. He is a tireless fighter for Bloomfield Hills, and it shows in the success that the district has seen under his guidance.”
The Superintendent of the Year Award is presented by MASA to a member who has shown tremendous effort and dedication to enriching the lives of children and the community as a whole. Dr. Glass’ nomination for the award states:
“On behalf of the students and staff of Bloomfield Hills Schools, we respectfully nominate Dr. Robert J. Glass for Superintendent of the Year. As reported by those that work for him, Rob is a Superintendent of the Year because he is ‘genuine,’ ‘displays empathy,’ ‘cares for all in the school community’ and has ‘the energy’ to accomplish his vision for student success. Driven by student equity and accomplishment, it is ‘Rob’s persistence in articulating and providing leadership for transformative instructional practices and relationship building through strategic and thorough communication that is the hallmark of his nomination,’ says Ingrid Day, President of the Bloomfield Hills School Board.”
Dr. Glass joined Bloomfield Hills Schools in 2010, after serving as superintendent of Dexter Community Schools. Before that, he was executive director of instruction for Birmingham Public Schools and principal at Quarton School in Birmingham. He worked as an elementary principal in Suttons Bay and Vestaburg Community Schools, as well as an elementary teacher in Hale. Dr. Glass began his teaching career as principal and teacher at Calvary Christian School and director of the Royal Oak Child Care Center in Royal Oak, following five years in Birmingham managing the district’s production studio.
Michigan Superintendent of the Year past winners
2016: Dr. Michael Rice, Kalamazoo Public Schools
2015: Yvonne Caamal Canul, Lansing School District
2014: Brian J. Whiston, Dearborn Public Schools
2013: Dr. Wanda Cook-Robinson, Southfield Public Schools
2012: Dr. Tina Kerr, Coldwater Community Schools
2011: Dr. Brian Davis, Holland Public Schools
2010: Dave Campbell, Olivet Community Schools
2009: Roxanne DeWeerd, Hudsonville Public Schools
2008: Thomas Maridada II, Inkster Public Schools
2007: Robert M. Olsen, Sturgis Public Schools
2006: Paula M. Dawning, Benton Harbor Area Schools
2005: Joan Sergent, Utica Community Schools