|Golden named Oregon's 2011 Superintendent of Year|
Nancy Golden, superintendent of Springfield Public Schools since 2003, has received the Superintendent of the Year Award from the Oregon Association of School Executives (OASE) and the Confederation of Oregon School Administrators (COSA). This award automatically places Golden in the running for the National Superintendent of the Year Award from the American Association of School Administrators (AASA).
“Nancy Golden is one of the finest educational leaders I have known in my 44 years in Oregon education,” said Kent Hunsaker, executive director of COSA. “She has been successful at every level of leadership, has brought incredible commitment and energy to every position she has held, and has made a positive difference in the lives of children, parents and educators throughout her career. Nancy is admired and respected by education leaders in all parts of Oregon and, on their behalf, we congratulate her on this honor.”
Golden also will be honored later this week at the Oregon School Boards Association (OSBA) conference in Portland, as well as at the AASA National Conference on Education, Feb. 17-19, 2011, in Denver, and the annual COSA Conference in Seaside next June.
During her tenure, Golden has remained focused on the district’s vision
of “Every Student a Graduate Prepared for a Bright and Successful
Future.” She is credited with renewing the district’s focus on
instructional leadership, even in the face of significant budget
challenges, as evidenced by the success of programs, including the
award-winning Gift of Literacy and the Academy of Arts and Academics
(A3) high school that opened in 2006. Under her leadership, there has
been a significant increase in community support for the district,
including the expansion of the Springfield Education Foundation and an
increase in partnerships with the local business community, city
government and the University of Oregon. Golden consistently receives
accolades in performance reviews for her communication skills, spirit of
collaboration, data-driven approach and creative problem-solving, but
is most often cited for her commitment to remain connected with students
and staff in her district.
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