|Ashland school leader named Oregon Superintendent of the Year|
Ashland School District Superintendent Juli Di Chiro has been named the 2009 Oregon Superintendent of the Year by the Oregon Association of School Executives. The Superintendent of the Year Award is presented annually to recognize chief administrators who exemplify excellence and achievement in educational leadership.
"Juli is an outstanding school leader who is very highly regarded by her colleagues not just for the great work she does in Ashland, but for her advocacy on the state level on behalf of all Oregon school and students,” COSA Executive Director Kent Hunsaker said. Di Chiro was one of six superintendents nominated for the 2009 award.
Steve Boyarsky, Superintendent of the Southern Oregon Education Service
District was among many Southern Oregon leaders who recommended Juli
DiChiro for Superintendent of the Year. “Juli is one of the most
knowledgeable educators I have had the opportunity to work with. She is
bright, articulate and a champion for public education. She speaks
intelligently about personnel matters, school finances, legislation,
curriculum, assessment, building bonds or special education, but her
goal is building educational systems for student success. She is not
afraid to challenge practices or policies that are distracting to the
goal of preparing students for the future.”
Di Chiro will be recognized at the 62nd annual Oregon School Boards
Association Convention in Portland this November, the OASE Winter
Conference at Salishan in January, the 2009 American Association of
School Administrators (AASA) National Conference in San Francisco in
February, and the 35th annual COSA Seaside Conference in June.
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