Marcus Johnson, the superintendent of the 10,800-student Sanger school district in central California, was recently named the 2011 Superintendent of the Year by the American Association of School Administrators.
I was secretly rooting for Johnson and the Sanger district to get this award, because it would make my story about reform efforts in that district, just online today, seem that much more prescient. But the truth is, I was working on my story about Sanger and its use of response to intervention as a part of a districtwide improvement effort long before I knew Johnson was nominated.
After you read his profile on the AASA website, be sure to take a look my article on Sanger (part of a larger package that Edweek has put together that takes an in-depth look at the educational framework.)
A version of this news article first appeared in the District Dossier blog.