Mooresville schools chief in running for national honorMark Edwards, superintendent of the Mooresville Graded School District, is in the running for another educators award – and a big one, at that.Edwards is one of four finalists for the American Association of School Administrators 2013 National Superintendent of the Year award.Edwards, who was recently named North Carolina’s superintendent of the year, is up for the honor along with Wanda Cook-Robinson, superintendent of the Southfield (Mich.) Public Schools; C.J. Huff, superintendent of Joplin (Mo.) Public Schools; and Maryalice Russell, superintendent of the McMinnville (Ore.) School District.The winner will be announced on Feb. 21 at the AASA’s National Conference on Education in Los Angeles.Edwards and the other finalists were in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 8 to take part in a panel discussion on education held at the National Press Club. The finalists will also be interviewed by a selection panel composed of educators, business and government officials."AASA is honored to present these four outstanding superintendents," AASA executive director Daniel Domenech said in a prepared release announcing the finalists. "They represent the best in school system leadership today. They and their colleagues are at work daily, transforming schools to meet 21st century standards and to provide quality education for all students."Lake Norman High PTSA Tech Upgrade Campaign: The school’s Parent-Teacher-Student Organization has launched a fundraising campaign to upgrade equipment in the school’s technology department. Details online at http://iss.schoolwires.com//site/Default.aspx?PageID=41421.Mooresville High Open House: 7-8 p.m. Jan. 31 at the school.Brawley Middle Staff Appreciation Luncheon: 12:15-1 p.m. Feb. 13 in the school’s media center.Mount Mourne IB Middle European Trip: The school’s Language B teachers are collaborating with Northside Middle on planning a trip to Spain and France in 2013. Information: Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Lake Norman Elementary Staff Soup Day: 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. Jan. 24 in the school’s media center.Shepherd Elementary PTO Meeting: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 7 in the school’s media center.
Monday, Jan. 14, 2013
Mooresville schools chief in running for national honor
Winner will be announced Feb. 21
Mark Edwards, superintendent of the Mooresville Graded School District, is one of four finalists for the American Association of School Administrators 2013 National Superintendent of the Year award. OBSERVER FILE PHOTO