MSA District Administrator of the Year

MSA’s 2022-2023 District Administrator of the Year application packet is available.

Deadline to submit:
Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Online submission portal forthcoming.

LEADERSHIP + SUPPORT + COMMUNITY

Leadership, support, and community are three descriptors that capture the essence of the qualities Magnet Schools of America (MSA) seeks in candidates for the District Administrator of the Year based on exhibiting magnet school leadership in his or her magnet schools within the district, state and national level.

Nominees must have served as a District Level Magnet Administrator (i.e., Magnet Coordinator, Director, Manager, Specialist, Supervisor, etc.) within the district for a minimum of two (2) years and must be an active member of Magnet Schools of America at the time of the nomination. Current MSA Board Members are not eligible.

*Membership inquiries, please email membership@magnet.edu OR call 202.824.0672

ELIGIBLITY

Nominees must have served as a District Level Magnet Administrator (i.e., Magnet Coordinator, Director, Manager, Specialist, Supervisor, etc.) within the district for a minimum of two (2) years and must be an active member of Magnet Schools of America at the time of the nomination. Current MSA Board Members are not eligible.

NOMINATION

School Board members, parents, colleagues, and community members may nominate the District Administrator.

District Administrators may nominate themselves.

A letter of nomination from the nominator must be submitted with the online application at the time of submission.

A signed acknowledgment letter from the Superintendent must be submitted with the online application at the time of submission.

Two (2) letters of recommendation. Letters from current staff will not be considered.

SELECTION PROCESS & RECOGNITION

The Executive Board of MSA will determine the recipient of the District Administrator of the Year Award.

Magnet Schools of America shall present the District Administrator of the Year Award at the annual National Conference on Magnet Schools. This year’s conference will take place April 18-22, 2023 in Dallas, Texas.

2022 District Administrator of the Year ◊ Molly Allmond

Molly Allmond

Galveston ISD, Texas

Over the past decade, Molly Allmond has served in a variety of positions in Galveston ISD to promote, support, and sustain magnet programs. Since the inception of MSAP magnet schools in 2010, Galveston ISD has been a Schools of Choice district. The first Galveston ISD Academic Programs for Equity and eXcellence (APEX) MSAP project included four elementary schools and one middle school. During this time, Allmond was a Campus Curriculum Facilitator at a magnet elementary campus and worked closely with the magnet coordinator to magnetize the culture and “scream the theme.” 

2020 District Administrator of the Year ◊ Gia Moore

Gia Moore

 

Clark County School District, Nevada

This new award recognizes the important work of leadership, support, and the community at the district, state, and national levels.

Magnet Schools and Career and Technical Academies are the “shining stars” of the Clark County School District. For the past six years, Director of Magnet Schools and Career and Technical Academies (CTAs) Gia Moore has worked to ensure this description is true. She provides leadership in developing and revising the magnet school curriculum by working with existing and new magnet schools to ensure that student success is the ultimate goal.


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