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The American Association of School Administrators last week announced the top contenders for its annual Superintendent of the Year award.

F. Donald Saul

The four finalists are:

F. Donald Saul, the superintendent of the 14,000-student Thompson R2-J district in Loveland, Colo.;

Milton L. Pippenger

Milton L. Pippenger, the superintendent of the 7,800- student Garden City Unified district in Garden City, Kan.;

Barry L. Newbold, the superintendent of the 73,000-student Jordan district in Sandy, Utah; and

Barry L. Newbold

Karen A. Forys

Karen A. Forys, the superintendent of the 20,000-student Northshore district in Bothell, Wash.

Criteria for the selection are leadership, communication skills, professionalism, and community involvement. The winner is scheduled to be announced early next month.

The San Francisco board of education has elected new officers for its 2000-01 term, which began Jan. 12. Mary T. Hernandez, 36, a lawyer who has served on the board since 1997, was elected president.

Frank Chong, 42, the dean of student affairs at the City College of San Francisco, was elected vice president.

Jane Schumacher, the deputy superintendent of Community Unit School District No. 300 in Carpentersville, Ill., has been tapped by the Dayton, Ohio-based Institute for Development of Educational Activities as a part-time program associate.

Ms. Schumacher, 45, has served in the 16,000-student district in Carpentersville, Ill., since 1992, and is slated to work with the institute full time in July 2001.

—Michelle Galley

Vol. 19, Issue 21, Page 2

Published in Print: February 2, 2000, as People in the News

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