Finalists for both the 2018 National Superintendent and National Teacher of the Year have been announced.
AASA, the School Superintendents Association, bestows the award on the superintendent, while the Council of Chief State School Officers honors the winning teacher.
The superintendent finalists are: Wendy Robinson of the Fort Wayne, Ind., schools; David Schuler of Township High School District 214 in Arlington Heights, Ill.; Mary Sieu of the ABC Unified schools in Cerrito, Calif.; and Mike Winstead of the Maryville, Tenn., district.
The teacher finalists are: Amy Andersen, an American Sign Language teacher at Ocean City High in Ocean City, N.J.; Kara Ball, an elementary teacher for the Department of Defense schools at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, N.C.; Jonathan Juravich, an art teacher at Liberty Tree Elementary in Powell, Ohio; and Mandy Manning, who teaches English and math to immigrant and refugee students at the Newcomer Center at Ferris High in Spokane, Wash.
A version of this article appeared in the January 17, 2018 edition of Education Week as Finalists Named for Top Prizes in Teaching, Administration