RENO, Nev. (AP) - Washoe County School Superintendent Heath
Morrison has been named the 2012 national Superintendent of the
Year by the American Association of School Administrators, but the
real winner could end up being a student in his district
encompassing Reno and Sparks.
Association Director Daniel Domenech made the announcement in
Houston Thursday at the group's national conference on education.
He says despite the fact Nevada's once-booming economy has been
hurting, Morrison has led his community's development of a
five-year strategic plan to improve graduation rates.
The award comes with a $10,000 college scholarship that Morrison
is entitled to present to either a student currently attending
public school in Washoe County, or the high school that Morrison
attended as a youth.
Morrison beat out three other finalists from North Carolina,
Virginia and Delaware.