School superintendents from across the state have chosen Kansas City Public Schools Superintendent Steve Green as the 2015 winner of the Pearce Award.
According to records at the Missouri Association of School Administrators, which sponsors the award, it had been at least 35 years since a Kansas City school district superintendent had even been nominated.
The award reflects not only the improved performance of the district, said Kansas City school board president Jon Hile, but also the way Green has been “building and repairing relationships Kansas City and surrounding districts.”
The Pearce Award is presented annually to “an outstanding Missouri superintendent,” according to the association, and includes a $500 award and a $500 scholarship for a student in the district.
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Superintendents nominated one of their colleagues out of eight subdistricts in the state, and then selected the award winner at a conference this week at Lake of the Ozarks.