Jonesboro superintendent receives state honor

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

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

Superintendent Dr.Kim Wilbanks was surprised with the 2014 Arkansas Superintendent of the YearAward during a school board meeting Tuesday. Dr. Richard Abernathy, ExecutiveDirector for the Arkansas Association of Educational Administrators presentedthe award.

According to a newsrelease, candidates are chosen based on criteria including "leadership forlearning, communication, professionalism, and community involvement."

A superintendent ineach state is selected for the award and is then in the running for theNational Superintendent of the Year. The award will be presented in Februaryduring the American Association of School Administrators National Conference inLos Angeles, CA.

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

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