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Jonesboro superintendent receives state honor

(Source: Jodi Dent) (Source: Jodi Dent)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – An administrator working in the Jonesboro School District received a high honor this week.

Superintendent Dr. Kim Wilbanks was surprised with the 2014 Arkansas Superintendent of the Year Award during a school board meeting Tuesday. Dr. Richard Abernathy, Executive Director for the Arkansas Association of Educational Administrators presented the award.

According to a news release, candidates are chosen based on criteria including "leadership for learning, communication, professionalism, and community involvement."

A superintendent in each state is selected for the award and is then in the running for the National Superintendent of the Year. The award will be presented in February during the American Association of School Administrators National Conference in Los Angeles, CA.

 Dr. Wilbanks has been the superintendent over the Jonesboro School District since 2007.

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