A Maryland superintendent has been named the nation’s 2010 Superintendent of the Year.
Elizabeth Molina Morgan, who leads the 21,850-student Washington County, Md. school district, was given the award at the American Association of School Administrators’ annual conference, held in Phoenix last week.
Morgan, who has led the district for nine years, was recognized for her achievements in working to close the achievement gap among students and expanding rigorous learning options, such as magnet schools and the International Baccalaureate program, throughout the district.
Before her present tenure in Washington County, Morgan was the chief academic officer of the Baltimore school district.
As the 2010 National Superintendent of the Year honoree, Morgan gets to present a $10,000 college scholarship to a student at her high school alma mater: Ethical Culture Fieldston School in New York City.
You can see the three other finalists, as well as all of the state superintendents of the year here.
Photo credit: Elizabeth Morgan is surprised as she learns she’s won the Superintendent of the Year Award. Photo courtesy of AASA.
A version of this news article first appeared in the District Dossier blog.